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. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?
(a) Mick and Karen.
(b) Nick and Lauren.
(c) Mick and Susan.
(d) Nick and Karen.

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

3. What is Michael working on when he sits at the kitchen table in the evenings?
(a) His art.
(b) His science.
(c) His penmanship.
(d) His math.

4. In Cathedral, who is Robert?
(a) The wife's brother.
(b) The wife's grandfather.
(c) The wife's uncle.
(d) The wife's blind friend.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the protagonist in Tall Tales from the Mekong Deltareact when Lenny shows up at her house unannounced?

2. Where did Mrs. Kubiac go to try and find her daughter?

3. What kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?

4. With whom does Delores finally have a child?

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

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