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. Where did Mrs. Kubiac go to try and find her daughter?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) Portland.
(c) Chicago.
(d) New York.

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

3. In Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, where is the protagonist going when she first meets Lenny?
(a) To the grocery.
(b) To work.
(c) To her AA meeting.
(d) To the movies.

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

5. Where does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?
(a) A Ramada.
(b) A Super 8.
(c) A Marriott.
(d) A Day's Inn.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?

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

3. What does Lenny in Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta give the protagonist before he leaves?

4. With whom does Delores finally have a child?

5. In the story Chopin in Winter, who is the first person in Mrs. Kubiac's family to graduate from high school and attend college?

(see the answer key)

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