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

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

3. In Cathedral, who is Robert?
(a) The wife's blind friend.
(b) The wife's brother.
(c) The wife's grandfather.
(d) The wife's uncle.

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

5. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?
(a) Gold.
(b) Green.
(c) White.
(d) Red.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

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

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

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

5. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?

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