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 throw it away.
(b) He tells his father to put it up on the wall.
(c) He tells his father to keep it.
(d) He tells his father to give it back to him.

2. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?
(a) Going to sleep.
(b) Drawing a picture together.
(c) Eating blueberry pie.
(d) Calling out for a pizza.

3. What did Michael remember hearing as a child from the open window in his room?
(a) The discussions in the Kubiac's apartment.
(b) The Kubiacs fighting.
(c) The sound of the traffic on the street.
(d) His parents singing.

4. How does the protagonist in Tall Tales from the Mekong Deltareact when Lenny shows up at her house unannounced?
(a) She is nervous.
(b) She is angry.
(c) She is thrilled.
(d) She is curious.

5. In the story Wickedness, where does Ainslie Classen find shelter in the blizzard?
(a) In his home.
(b) With the cows in the barn.
(c) With the pigs in the slops trough.
(d) With his family in the storn cellar.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Little Duke?

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

3. What is Walter's problem?

4. What does the couple decide to do after their first night together on their romantic weekend?

5. What does the older son in Minor Heroism do for a living?

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