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 The Fat Girl, what did Louise's mother start talking to her about when Louise was eight years old?
(a) Her career.
(b) Watching her weight.
(c) Attending college.
(d) Attending high school.

2. What did Michael remember hearing as a child from the open window in his room?
(a) His parents singing.
(b) The sound of the traffic on the street.
(c) The discussions in the Kubiac's apartment.
(d) The Kubiacs fighting.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, where is the protagonist going when she first meets Lenny?

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

3. Who is Louise's close friend in college?

4. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?

5. In River of Names, what does the narrator's lover accuse her of?

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