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. After the accident, where does Ad Magic encounter the white horse?
(a) On the beach of the Arabian Sea.
(b) On the race track outside the restaurant.
(c) With the boy and the monkey.
(d) In front of the New Zealand Cafe.

2. What color is Arnold's car?
(a) Black.
(b) Gold.
(c) Red.
(d) Silver.

3. What do both Cody and his partner drink on Sunday mornings?
(a) Beer.
(b) Orange juice.
(c) Martinis.
(d) Coffee.

4. What show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?
(a) A show about dog training.
(b) A show about boating.
(c) A show about cathedrals.
(d) A show about automobiles.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator of Men Under Water do for a living?

2. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?

3. In Minor Heroism, where in the house does Bryan sit and draw his pictures?

4. Who is Buck in Cody's Story?

5. In the story Rock Springs, what animal does Edna win in a bet?

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