The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Fat Girl by Andre Dubus.

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 college.
(c) Her career.
(d) Attending high school.

2. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?
(a) Nick and Lauren.
(b) Mick and Susan.
(c) Mick and Karen.
(d) Nick and Karen.

3. To whom was Robert married?
(a) Bernice.
(b) Betty.
(c) Sandra.
(d) Beulah.

4. What did Louise sneak out of the kitchen when she was a young child?
(a) Peanut butter sandwiches.
(b) Homemade chocolate chip cookies.
(c) Her mother's diet pills.
(d) Diet cola.

5. In Cathedral, who is Robert?
(a) The wife's grandfather.
(b) The wife's uncle.
(c) The wife's brother.
(d) The wife's blind friend.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?

2. In Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, where is the protagonist going when she first meets Lenny?

3. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?

4. What do Michael and Delores first find they have in common?

5. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?

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