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 Testimony of Pilot, how does Lillian die?
(a) She contracts cancer and dies within a year.
(b) A bomb explodes in a plane on which she is a stewardess.
(c) She dies in a car crash.
(d) She is murdered in her apartment.

2. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?
(a) Going to sleep.
(b) Drawing a picture together.
(c) Calling out for a pizza.
(d) Eating blueberry pie.

3. What advise does the speaker in Girl give about bread?
(a) Always buy white bread.
(b) Always buy the largest loaf.
(c) Always squeeze it so you know it is fresh.
(d) Always buy warm bread.

4. In the story Emergency, how long has the narrator been working in the emergency room when his story begins?
(a) About three months.
(b) About six months.
(c) About a year.
(d) About three weeks.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story White Horse, who arrives in the light green Mercedes to help the horse?

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

3. In the story The Girl, why does the speaker suggest growing okra far away from the house?

4. Where does the narrator of Lawns go to college?

5. What do most of the PFC and Spec4s carry with them?

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