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

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

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

4. In Minor Heroism, what happens between father and son one New Year's Eve that shocks the father?
(a) In anger the father hit his son.
(b) His son told him he was getting married.
(c) His son knocked him to the ground.
(d) In frsutration the father called his son names.

5. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?
(a) Calling out for a pizza.
(b) Eating blueberry pie.
(c) Drawing a picture together.
(d) Going to sleep.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?

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

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

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

5. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

(see the answer key)

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