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 does Robert call the husband?
(a) Mac.
(b) Yo.
(c) Bud.
(d) Bub.

2. What kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?
(a) A white Corvette.
(b) A cranberry Mercedes.
(c) A black Cadillac.
(d) A grey Continental.

3. In Rock Springs, what is the narrator's daughter's name?
(a) Susan.
(b) Lacy.
(c) Cheryl.
(d) Edna.

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

5. In the story Rock Springs, what animal does Edna win in a bet?
(a) A goat.
(b) A kitten.
(c) A tarantula.
(d) A spider monkey.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Dzia-Dzia?

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

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

4. To whom was Robert married?

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

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