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) Attending high school.
(b) Her career.
(c) Attending college.
(d) Watching her weight.

2. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?
(a) A Vietnam veteran.
(b) The director of the church.
(c) A famous Norwegian war hero.
(d) Emily's husband.

3. 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) Eating blueberry pie.
(d) Calling out for a pizza.

4. What does Lenny in Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta give the protagonist before he leaves?
(a) A new car.
(b) A box of Swiss chocolates.
(c) A diamond bracelet.
(d) A drink and a cigarette.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

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

3. Who is Louise's close friend in college?

4. With whom does Delores finally have a child?

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

(see the answer key)

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