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 Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?
(a) He tells his father to keep it.
(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 throw it away.

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

3. What does the father in the story Minor Heroism do for a living?
(a) He is a desk sergeant.
(b) He is an attorney.
(c) He is an insurance salesman.
(d) He is a used car dealer.

4. Who are Louise's two girl friends in high school?
(a) Jean and Melanie.
(b) Joan and Marjorie.
(c) Joan and Harriet.
(d) Jessica and Marie.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?

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

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

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

5. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

(see the answer key)

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