The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Lawns by Mona Simpson.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Georgie pick up hitchhiking on the side of the road?
(a) A young man running from the police.
(b) A young woman who has been shot.
(c) A young woman escaping a horrible husband.
(d) A young man AWOL from the army trying to get to Canada.

2. In Testimony of Pilot, how does Lillian die?
(a) She is murdered in her apartment.
(b) She dies in a car crash.
(c) She contracts cancer and dies within a year.
(d) A bomb explodes in a plane on which she is a stewardess.

3. What instructions does the speaker give in The Girl about eating?
(a) Eat alone so as to have some quiet time.
(b) Eat so that you get the most food.
(c) Eat so that no one around you is disgusted.
(d) Eat quickly so as to resume your duties.

4. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?
(a) Books on dieting.
(b) Colas.
(c) Candy.
(d) Pictures of thin women.

5. What unusual injury befalls Terrence Weber in Emergency?
(a) His wife stabs him in the eye.
(b) His wife stabs him in the heart.
(c) His wife stabs him in the leg.
(d) His wife stabs him in the stomach.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story Moonwalk, who is Margaret Many Wounds?

2. In Minor Heroism, what happens between father and son one New Year's Eve that shocks the father?

3. How old is Connie's sister?

4. Where does Margaret explain her grandmother's wedding dress is?

5. Where does the narrator of Lawns go to college?

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