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. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?
(a) Nick and Karen.
(b) Mick and Susan.
(c) Mick and Karen.
(d) Nick and Lauren.

2. In the story Chopin in Winter, who is the first person in Mrs. Kubiac's family to graduate from high school and attend college?
(a) Her daughter Marcy.
(b) Her daughter Marion.
(c) Her son Martin.
(d) Her son Matthew.

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

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

5. Whose music does Dzia-Dzia hear while he sits at the other end of the kitchen table from Michael?
(a) Rock music.
(b) Harp music.
(c) Fiddle music.
(d) Piano music.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. In the story Rock Springs, what animal does Edna win in a bet?

4. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

5. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?

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