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 do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?
(a) They slept late and read the paper all afternoon.
(b) They jogged or practiced basketball.
(c) They jogged or worked out in a gym.
(d) They drove to the country.

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

3. Where are the narrator and his passengers going in the story Rock Springs?
(a) To Connecticut.
(b) To Louisiana.
(c) To Oregon.
(d) To Florida.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Louise's close friend in college?

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

3. In Minor Heroism, where in the house does Bryan sit and draw his pictures?

4. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?

5. Who are Louise's two girl friends in high school?

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