The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Minor Heroism by Allan Gurganus.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?
(a) A Super 8.
(b) A Ramada.
(c) A Day's Inn.
(d) A Marriott.

2. To whom was Robert married?
(a) Beulah.
(b) Sandra.
(c) Betty.
(d) Bernice.

3. What kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?
(a) A grey Continental.
(b) A white Corvette.
(c) A black Cadillac.
(d) A cranberry Mercedes.

4. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?
(a) Candy.
(b) Pictures of thin women.
(c) Colas.
(d) Books on dieting.

5. In The Fat Girl, what did Louise's mother start talking to her about when Louise was eight years old?
(a) Her career.
(b) Watching her weight.
(c) Attending college.
(d) Attending high school.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Minor Heroism, who is posing in the famous picture with the narrator's father?

2. What show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?

3. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

4. What does Robert call the husband?

5. Who is Little Duke?

(see the answer key)

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