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 does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?
(a) A Super 8.
(b) A Ramada.
(c) A Day's Inn.
(d) A Marriott.

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

3. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?
(a) They drove to the country.
(b) They jogged or practiced basketball.
(c) They slept late and read the paper all afternoon.
(d) They jogged or worked out in a gym.

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

5. Why is the couple in A Romantic Weekend going away for the weekend?
(a) To ride bikes.
(b) To pick up the man's wife's car.
(c) To go to museums.
(d) To mountain climb.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is telling the story of the first day?

3. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?

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

5. What does Lenny in Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta give the protagonist before he leaves?

(see the answer key)

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