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 an alcoholic.
(b) He is dying of cancer.
(c) He is having an affair.
(d) He is losing his memory.

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

3. With whom does Delores finally have a child?
(a) Dr. Weinstein.
(b) Mr. Sebastian.
(c) Dr. Dorin.
(d) Michael.

4. In River of Names, what does the narrator's lover accuse her of?
(a) An interest in other families.
(b) A poor attitude toward marriage.
(c) A fascination with violence.
(d) Being unfaithful.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are Louise's two girl friends in high school?

2. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?

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

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

5. In All the Way in Flagstaff, what does William want to do when he grows up?

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