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. Who is Little Duke?
(a) The narrator's daughter's dog.
(b) A stray cat.
(c) The name of the restaurant.
(d) Edna's uncle.

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

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

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

5. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?
(a) He is exhausted.
(b) He is drunk.
(c) He is alone and afraid.
(d) He is unable to speak English.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom was Robert married?

2. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?

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

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

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

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