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. Where does the narrator of Lawns work?
(a) In the bank on her college campus.
(b) In the mailroom of her dormitory.
(c) In the department store in her college town.
(d) In the library of her college.

2. 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.

3. In Rock Springs, what is the narrator's daughter's name?
(a) Susan.
(b) Lacy.
(c) Cheryl.
(d) Edna.

4. What does Cody's partner spell in the snow one morning?
(a) "G.R."
(b) "Cody."
(c) "SOS."
(d) "Help."

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Testimony of Pilot, who is Lillian?

2. Who is in the car with Arnold when he comes to Connie's house?

3. What did Louise sneak out of the kitchen when she was a young child?

4. In Testimony of Pilot, how does Lillian die?

5. Who is Buck in Cody's Story?

(see the answer key)

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