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

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

3. In Cathedral, who is Robert?
(a) The wife's grandfather.
(b) The wife's brother.
(c) The wife's uncle.
(d) The wife's blind friend.

4. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?
(a) Eating blueberry pie.
(b) Drawing a picture together.
(c) Going to sleep.
(d) Calling out for a pizza.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?

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

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

4. What does Lenny in Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta give the protagonist before he leaves?

5. With whom does Delores finally have a child?

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