The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | Eight Week Quiz D

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The First Day by Edward P. Jones.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Mrs. Kubiac go to try and find her daughter?
(a) Chicago.
(b) New York.
(c) Portland.
(d) Los Angeles.

2. In Testimony of Pilot, who is Lillian?
(a) A girl the narrator of the story has a crush on in college.
(b) The narrator's mother.
(c) Quadberry's girlfriend.
(d) Radcleve's sister.

3. In the story Chopin in Winter, who is the first person in Mrs. Kubiac's family to graduate from high school and attend college?
(a) Her daughter Marion.
(b) Her daughter Marcy.
(c) Her son Matthew.
(d) Her son Martin.

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

5. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?
(a) A Vietnam veteran.
(b) A famous Norwegian war hero.
(c) Emily's husband.
(d) The director of the church.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What unusual injury befalls Terrence Weber in Emergency?

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

4. In All the Way in Flagstaff, what does William want to do when he grows up?

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

(see the answer key)

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