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

2. 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.

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

4. In River of Names, what is the narrator certain she does not want to do?
(a) Have children.
(b) Go back to college.
(c) Tell stories.
(d) Get married.

5. What does Robert call the husband?
(a) Mac.
(b) Yo.
(c) Bub.
(d) Bud.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

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

4. In The Darling, what is Dolores Starr's unusual occupation?

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

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