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) Attending high school.
(c) Attending college.
(d) Watching her weight.

2. Who is Little Duke?
(a) The narrator's daughter's dog.
(b) The name of the restaurant.
(c) Edna's uncle.
(d) A stray cat.

3. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?
(a) Ten years after WWII.
(b) In hgih school.
(c) Two years after they were married.
(d) Twenty years before the birth of their child.

4. In River of Names, what is the narrator certain she does not want to do?
(a) Have children.
(b) Get married.
(c) Go back to college.
(d) Tell stories.

5. In All the Way in Flagstaff, what does William want to do when he grows up?
(a) Become a teacher.
(b) Become a doctor.
(c) Become a priest.
(d) Become a firefighter.

Short Answer Questions

1. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?

2. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

3. Whose music does Dzia-Dzia hear while he sits at the other end of the kitchen table from Michael?

4. Where are the narrator and his passengers going in the story Rock Springs?

5. To whom was Robert married?

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