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. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?
(a) Robert is only twenty years old.
(b) Robert is blind.
(c) Robert is over seven feet tall.
(d) Robert is a paraplegic.

2. To whom was Robert married?
(a) Beulah.
(b) Betty.
(c) Bernice.
(d) Sandra.

3. Who is telling the story of the first day?
(a) The narrator looking back on the first day of summer camp.
(b) The mother looking back on taking her child to school.
(c) The teacher taking in a new student to her classroom.
(d) The narrator looking back on the first day of kindergarten.

4. In the story A Romantic Weekend, where does the couple go for dinner on their weekend?
(a) Delmonico's.
(b) Roy Rogers Cafeteria.
(c) Galatoire's.
(d) Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.

5. 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) In anger the father hit his son.
(c) His son told him he was getting married.
(d) His son knocked him to the ground.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the mother in The First Day ask for help in doing?

2. Who is Little Duke?

3. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?

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

5. When does the story Wickedness take place?

(see the answer key)

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