The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Rock Springs by Richard Ford.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What is Walter's problem?
(a) He is dying of cancer.
(b) He is having an affair.
(c) He is an alcoholic.
(d) He is losing his memory.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Dzia-Dzia?

2. In All the Way in Flagstaff, what does William want to do when he grows up?

3. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

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

5. Where do Irene and the children move when they leave Flagstaff?

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