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 kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?
(a) A grey Continental.
(b) A cranberry Mercedes.
(c) A white Corvette.
(d) A black Cadillac.

2. In Minor Heroism, where in the house does Bryan sit and draw his pictures?
(a) At his father's desk.
(b) On the living room table.
(c) On the floor of his room.`
(d) At the dining room table.

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

4. What two children are left at the school house with the teacher during the blizzard?
(a) Johan and Alma Lindquist.
(b) Jacob and Annie Smithson.
(c) Jason and Alice Meyer.
(d) John and Annie Lendorff.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where do the couple stay for the weekend in A Romantic Weekend?

3. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?

4. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?

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

(see the answer key)

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