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

2. Who is in the car with Arnold when he comes to Connie's house?
(a) Connie's sister June.
(b) No one.
(c) Connie's friend Alice.
(d) HIs friend Ellie.

3. In the story Moonwalk, who is Margaret Many Wounds?
(a) A Native American woman who believes she lives on the moon.
(b) A Native American woman whose son wants to walk on the moon.
(c) A Native American woman who runs a counseling center.
(d) A Native American woman who is dying.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Georgie pick up hitchhiking on the side of the road?

2. Who are Louise's two girl friends in high school?

3. What Neil Young song does Georgie sing as he preps Mr. Weber?

4. Who is Louise's close friend in college?

5. Where do Gunther and the narrator meet in the morning?

(see the answer key)

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