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 kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?
(a) A black Cadillac.
(b) A grey Continental.
(c) A cranberry Mercedes.
(d) A white Corvette.

2. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?
(a) He is exhausted.
(b) He is alone and afraid.
(c) He is drunk.
(d) He is unable to speak English.

3. What two children are left at the school house with the teacher during the blizzard?
(a) Jacob and Annie Smithson.
(b) John and Annie Lendorff.
(c) Jason and Alice Meyer.
(d) Johan and Alma Lindquist.

4. In the story A Romantic Weekend, where is the couple in the story going for the weekend?
(a) Washington, D.C.
(b) Miami.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) New York.

5. In Minor Heroism, who is posing in the famous picture with the narrator's father?
(a) Audrey Hepburn.
(b) The Andrews Sisters.
(c) Marilyn Monroe.
(d) Betty Grable.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story Emergency, how long has the narrator been working in the emergency room when his story begins?

2. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

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

4. In Cathedral, who is Robert?

5. Who does Georgie pick up hitchhiking on the side of the road?

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