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

2. Who are Louise's two girl friends in high school?
(a) Joan and Marjorie.
(b) Jean and Melanie.
(c) Joan and Harriet.
(d) Jessica and Marie.

3. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?
(a) They jogged or practiced basketball.
(b) They drove to the country.
(c) They jogged or worked out in a gym.
(d) They slept late and read the paper all afternoon.

4. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?
(a) Nick and Karen.
(b) Nick and Lauren.
(c) Mick and Karen.
(d) Mick and Susan.

5. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?
(a) Two years after they were married.
(b) In hgih school.
(c) Ten years after WWII.
(d) Twenty years before the birth of their child.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Cathedral, who is Robert?

2. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?

3. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

4. With whom does Delores finally have a child?

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

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