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 River of Names, who is the narrator's lover?
(a) Jesse.
(b) Thom.
(c) Bill.
(d) Marie.

2. In Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, where is the protagonist going when she first meets Lenny?
(a) To the movies.
(b) To work.
(c) To her AA meeting.
(d) To the grocery.

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

4. What show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?
(a) A show about cathedrals.
(b) A show about boating.
(c) A show about automobiles.
(d) A show about dog training.

5. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?
(a) Richard.
(b) Stephen.
(c) Randy.
(d) Robert.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?

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

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