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 The Darling, what is Dolores Starr's unusual occupation?
(a) She is a murderer.
(b) She is a zoo keeper.
(c) She is a detective.
(d) She is a sky diver.

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

3. In River of Names, what does the narrator's lover accuse her of?
(a) Being unfaithful.
(b) An interest in other families.
(c) A poor attitude toward marriage.
(d) A fascination with violence.

4. In Minor Heroism, what happens between father and son one New Year's Eve that shocks the father?
(a) In frsutration the father called his son names.
(b) His son knocked him to the ground.
(c) His son told him he was getting married.
(d) In anger the father hit his son.

5. 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) At the dining room table.
(d) On the floor of his room.`

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the new county school teacher in Wickedness?

2. In the story Rock Springs, what animal does Edna win in a bet?

3. How does the protagonist in Tall Tales from the Mekong Deltareact when Lenny shows up at her house unannounced?

4. Where did Mrs. Kubiac go to try and find her daughter?

5. Whose music does Dzia-Dzia hear while he sits at the other end of the kitchen table from Michael?

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