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. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?
(a) Nick and Karen.
(b) Mick and Susan.
(c) Nick and Lauren.
(d) Mick and Karen.

2. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?
(a) Robert.
(b) Richard.
(c) Randy.
(d) Stephen.

3. What does the older son in Minor Heroism do for a living?
(a) He is a college professor.
(b) He is a school teacher.
(c) He is a writer.
(d) He is an attorney.

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

5. What did Louise sneak out of the kitchen when she was a young child?
(a) Diet cola.
(b) Homemade chocolate chip cookies.
(c) Her mother's diet pills.
(d) Peanut butter sandwiches.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?

2. Where are the narrator and his passengers going in the story Rock Springs?

3. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?

4. In Rock Springs, what is the narrator's daughter's name?

5. In The Fat Girl, what did Louise's mother start talking to her about when Louise was eight years old?

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