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. In Minor Heroism, where in the house does Bryan sit and draw his pictures?
(a) On the living room table.
(b) On the floor of his room.`
(c) At his father's desk.
(d) At the dining room table.

2. Who is Louise's close friend in college?
(a) Patrice.
(b) Susan.
(c) Carrie.
(d) Jessica.

3. In Minor Heroism, what happens between father and son one New Year's Eve that shocks the father?
(a) In anger the father hit his son.
(b) His son told him he was getting married.
(c) In frsutration the father called his son names.
(d) His son knocked him to the ground.

4. What does Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?
(a) He tells his father to throw it away.
(b) He tells his father to put it up on the wall.
(c) He tells his father to give it back to him.
(d) He tells his father to keep it.

5. In Minor Heroism, who is posing in the famous picture with the narrator's father?
(a) The Andrews Sisters.
(b) Audrey Hepburn.
(c) Marilyn Monroe.
(d) Betty Grable.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?

2. Who is Little Duke?

3. What kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?

4. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?

5. What does the older son in Minor Heroism do for a living?

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