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. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?
(a) Going to sleep.
(b) Calling out for a pizza.
(c) Drawing a picture together.
(d) Eating blueberry pie.

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

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

4. What do Michael and Delores first find they have in common?
(a) They both loved Italian food.
(b) They both have cats.
(c) They both were married twice before.
(d) They both own guns.

5. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?
(a) He is alone and afraid.
(b) He is exhausted.
(c) He is drunk.
(d) He is unable to speak English.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?

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

3. What did Michael remember hearing as a child from the open window in his room?

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

5. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

(see the answer key)

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