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 show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?
(a) A show about cathedrals.
(b) A show about automobiles.
(c) A show about boating.
(d) A show about dog training.

2. To whom was Robert married?
(a) Betty.
(b) Bernice.
(c) Beulah.
(d) Sandra.

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

4. What does Lenny in Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta give the protagonist before he leaves?
(a) A new car.
(b) A diamond bracelet.
(c) A box of Swiss chocolates.
(d) A drink and a cigarette.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Robert call the husband?

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

3. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?

4. What do Michael and Delores first find they have in common?

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

(see the answer key)

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