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

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

3. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?
(a) White.
(b) Red.
(c) Gold.
(d) Green.

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

5. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?
(a) Robert is blind.
(b) Robert is a paraplegic.
(c) Robert is over seven feet tall.
(d) Robert is only twenty years old.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In River of Names, who is the narrator's lover?

3. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?

4. In River of Names, what is the narrator certain she does not want to do?

5. In River of Names, what does the narrator's lover accuse her of?

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