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 Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?
(a) A famous Norwegian war hero.
(b) Emily's husband.
(c) The director of the church.
(d) A Vietnam veteran.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

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

3. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?

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

5. To whom was Robert married?

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