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 do the couple stay for the weekend in A Romantic Weekend?
(a) At a B and B.
(b) At a friend of hers.
(c) In his grandmother's deserted apartment.
(d) In a Marriott Hotel.

2. What Neil Young song does Georgie sing as he preps Mr. Weber?
(a) Cinnamon Girl.
(b) Southern Man.
(c) Cowgirl in the Sand.
(d) Sail Away.

3. In The Fat Girl, what did Louise's mother start talking to her about when Louise was eight years old?
(a) Attending college.
(b) Watching her weight.
(c) Attending high school.
(d) Her career.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?

2. What is Michael working on when he sits at the kitchen table in the evenings?

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

4. What kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?

5. What does Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?

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