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 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.

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

3. What question does G.R. ask Cody after hearing the story of what happened to Cody after his nap on the rocks?
(a) "Were you as frightened as you thought you would be?"
(b) "Is it true that your whole life passes before your eyes?"
(c) "How did you get up there by yourself?"
(d) "What were you doing up there with all the ice?"

4. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?
(a) He is drunk.
(b) He is unable to speak English.
(c) He is exhausted.
(d) He is alone and afraid.

5. How old is Connie's sister?
(a) Twenty four.
(b) Fifteen.
(c) Twenty nine,
(d) Twenty seven.

Short Answer Questions

1. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?

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

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

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

5. In the story Emergency, how long has the narrator been working in the emergency room when his story begins?

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