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 River of Names, what does the narrator's lover accuse her of?
(a) An interest in other families.
(b) A poor attitude toward marriage.
(c) Being unfaithful.
(d) A fascination with violence.

2. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?
(a) He is injured in a car crash.
(b) He is injured in a tank explosion.
(c) He is injured by a bomb.
(d) He is injured flying a combat jet.

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

4. In River of Names, who is the narrator's lover?
(a) Jesse.
(b) Bill.
(c) Marie.
(d) Thom.

5. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?
(a) He is alone and afraid.
(b) He is unable to speak English.
(c) He is drunk.
(d) He is exhausted.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Robert call the husband?

2. What did Louise sneak out of the kitchen when she was a young child?

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

4. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?

5. In A Romantic Weekend, what does the woman want to talk about after dinner?

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