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 show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?
(a) A show about automobiles.
(b) A show about dog training.
(c) A show about cathedrals.
(d) A show about boating.

2. Who is Dzia-Dzia?
(a) Michael's grandfather.
(b) Michael's mother.
(c) Michael's sister.
(d) Michael's uncle.

3. What does the couple decide to do after their first night together on their romantic weekend?
(a) Go to a museum.
(b) Return home.
(c) Read the Sunday paper.
(d) Take a long walk.

4. What is Michael working on when he sits at the kitchen table in the evenings?
(a) His science.
(b) His math.
(c) His art.
(d) His penmanship.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Rock Springs, what is the narrator's daughter's name?

2. In the story Chopin in Winter, who is the first person in Mrs. Kubiac's family to graduate from high school and attend college?

3. Who is Little Duke?

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

5. In the story Testimony of Pilot, what does Radcleve do to Quadberry?

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