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 does Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?
(a) He tells his father to give it back to him.
(b) He tells his father to put it up on the wall.
(c) He tells his father to throw it away.
(d) He tells his father to keep it.

2. In Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, where is the protagonist going when she first meets Lenny?
(a) To the movies.
(b) To work.
(c) To the grocery.
(d) To her AA meeting.

3. In Testimony of Pilot, who is Lillian?
(a) The narrator's mother.
(b) Radcleve's sister.
(c) A girl the narrator of the story has a crush on in college.
(d) Quadberry's girlfriend.

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

5. To whom was Robert married?
(a) Beulah.
(b) Sandra.
(c) Bernice.
(d) Betty.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are Louise's two girl friends in high school?

2. What is Michael working on when he sits at the kitchen table in the evenings?

3. In Minor Heroism, what happens between father and son one New Year's Eve that shocks the father?

4. In Testimony of Pilot, how does Lillian die?

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

(see the answer key)

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