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. In Minor Heroism, where in the house does Bryan sit and draw his pictures?
(a) On the floor of his room.`
(b) At the dining room table.
(c) On the living room table.
(d) At his father's desk.

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

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

4. In The Fat Girl, what did Louise's mother start talking to her about when Louise was eight years old?
(a) Attending college.
(b) Her career.
(c) Watching her weight.
(d) Attending high school.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?

2. What does Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?

3. What does the father in the story Minor Heroism do for a living?

4. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?

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

(see the answer key)

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