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 the father in the story Minor Heroism do for a living?
(a) He is an insurance salesman.
(b) He is a used car dealer.
(c) He is an attorney.
(d) He is a desk sergeant.

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

3. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?
(a) Twenty years before the birth of their child.
(b) In hgih school.
(c) Two years after they were married.
(d) Ten years after WWII.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Louise's close friend in college?

2. What show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?

3. What instrument does Quadberry in Testimony of Pilot play?

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

5. What is Walter's problem?

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