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. Where do Irene and the children move when they leave Flagstaff?
(a) New Orleans, Louisiana.
(b) Nashville, Tennessee.
(c) Atlanta, Georgia.
(d) Miami, Florida.

2. In The Darling, what is Dolores Starr's unusual occupation?
(a) She is a sky diver.
(b) She is a murderer.
(c) She is a zoo keeper.
(d) She is a detective.

3. What is Walter's problem?
(a) He is having an affair.
(b) He is losing his memory.
(c) He is an alcoholic.
(d) He is dying of cancer.

4. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?
(a) Pictures of thin women.
(b) Colas.
(c) Books on dieting.
(d) Candy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

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

3. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?

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

5. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?

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