The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | Lesson Plans Eight Week Quiz C

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Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Wickedness by Ron Hansen.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?
(a) He is injured by a bomb.
(b) He is injured in a tank explosion.
(c) He is injured flying a combat jet.
(d) He is injured in a car crash.

2. How does the protagonist in Tall Tales from the Mekong Deltareact when Lenny shows up at her house unannounced?
(a) She is nervous.
(b) She is angry.
(c) She is thrilled.
(d) She is curious.

3. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?
(a) They slept late and read the paper all afternoon.
(b) They drove to the country.
(c) They jogged or practiced basketball.
(d) They jogged or worked out in a gym.

4. In River of Names, what is the narrator certain she does not want to do?
(a) Have children.
(b) Get married.
(c) Go back to college.
(d) Tell stories.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?

2. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

3. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

4. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?

5. What did Michael remember hearing as a child from the open window in his room?

(see the answer key)

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