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 Testimony of Pilot, how does Lillian die?
(a) A bomb explodes in a plane on which she is a stewardess.
(b) She is murdered in her apartment.
(c) She dies in a car crash.
(d) She contracts cancer and dies within a year.

2. Who becomes deaf playing drums in a band in the story Testimony of Pilot?
(a) Radcleve.
(b) The narrator of the story.
(c) The narrator's younger brother.
(d) Lillian's brother.

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

4. Where do Irene and the children move when they leave Flagstaff?
(a) New Orleans, Louisiana.
(b) Miami, Florida.
(c) Nashville, Tennessee.
(d) Atlanta, Georgia.

5. In A Romantic Weekend, what does the woman want to talk about after dinner?
(a) Sado-masochism.
(b) Her family.
(c) Her first marriage.
(d) Her favorite books.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Michael and Delores first find they have in common?

2. What two children are left at the school house with the teacher during the blizzard?

3. Where are the narrator and his passengers going in the story Rock Springs?

4. What does the father in the story Minor Heroism do for a living?

5. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?

(see the answer key)

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