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

2. What did Louise sneak out of the kitchen when she was a young child?
(a) Diet cola.
(b) Homemade chocolate chip cookies.
(c) Peanut butter sandwiches.
(d) Her mother's diet pills.

3. In All the Way in Flagstaff, what does William want to do when he grows up?
(a) Become a priest.
(b) Become a doctor.
(c) Become a teacher.
(d) Become a firefighter.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. To whom was Robert married?

3. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?

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

5. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?

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