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 Irene and the children move when they leave Flagstaff?
(a) Miami, Florida.
(b) New Orleans, Louisiana.
(c) Atlanta, Georgia.
(d) Nashville, Tennessee.

2. In Testimony of Pilot, how does Lillian die?
(a) She is murdered in her apartment.
(b) A bomb explodes in a plane on which she is a stewardess.
(c) She dies in a car crash.
(d) She contracts cancer and dies within a year.

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

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

5. How old is the new county school teacher in Wickedness?
(a) Eighteen.
(b) Twenty five.
(c) Sixteen.
(d) Thirty nine.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

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

4. What Neil Young song does Georgie sing as he preps Mr. Weber?

5. What unusual injury befalls Terrence Weber in Emergency?

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