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. What Neil Young song does Georgie sing as he preps Mr. Weber?
(a) Cinnamon Girl.
(b) Southern Man.
(c) Sail Away.
(d) Cowgirl in the Sand.

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

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

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

5. How does Charles Bad Holy MacLeod die?
(a) Of tuberculosis.
(b) Of cancer.
(c) Of pneumonia.
(d) Of a brain tumor.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Cody's partner spell in the snow one morning?

2. In the story Girl, why does the speaker say not to pick other people's flowers?

3. What kind of epilepsy does Ad Magic have?

4. What color is Arnold's car?

5. Where does the narrator of Lawns work?

(see the answer key)

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