The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Wickedness by Ron Hansen.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?
(a) They jogged or worked out in a gym.
(b) They drove to the country.
(c) They slept late and read the paper all afternoon.
(d) They jogged or practiced basketball.

2. In Minor Heroism, who is posing in the famous picture with the narrator's father?
(a) Betty Grable.
(b) The Andrews Sisters.
(c) Audrey Hepburn.
(d) Marilyn Monroe.

3. Where do the couple stay for the weekend in A Romantic Weekend?
(a) In his grandmother's deserted apartment.
(b) At a B and B.
(c) In a Marriott Hotel.
(d) At a friend of hers.

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

5. Who is Dzia-Dzia?
(a) Michael's uncle.
(b) Michael's grandfather.
(c) Michael's mother.
(d) Michael's sister.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why is the couple in A Romantic Weekend going away for the weekend?

3. What color was the vintage Thunderbird?

4. What show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?

5. In Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, where is the protagonist going when she first meets Lenny?

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