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. 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.

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

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

4. Who is Louise's close friend in college?
(a) Patrice.
(b) Susan.
(c) Jessica.
(d) Carrie.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Louise sneak out of the kitchen when she was a young child?

2. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

3. In The Fat Girl, what did Louise's mother start talking to her about when Louise was eight years old?

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

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

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