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. In The Darling, what is Dolores Starr's unusual occupation?
(a) She is a detective.
(b) She is a zoo keeper.
(c) She is a murderer.
(d) She is a sky diver.

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

3. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?
(a) Robert is a paraplegic.
(b) Robert is blind.
(c) Robert is only twenty years old.
(d) Robert is over seven feet tall.

4. With whom does Delores finally have a child?
(a) Dr. Weinstein.
(b) Michael.
(c) Mr. Sebastian.
(d) Dr. Dorin.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Hattie Benedict and the two children find shelter during the blizzard?

2. In River of Names, what is the narrator certain she does not want to do?

3. Where does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?

4. What does Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?

5. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

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