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. In Minor Heroism, where in the house does Bryan sit and draw his pictures?
(a) On the living room table.
(b) On the floor of his room.`
(c) At the dining room table.
(d) At his father's desk.

2. What instrument does Quadberry in Testimony of Pilot play?
(a) The drums.
(b) The violin.
(c) The saxophone.
(d) The clarinet.

3. What is Michael working on when he sits at the kitchen table in the evenings?
(a) His penmanship.
(b) His science.
(c) His math.
(d) His art.

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

5. In River of Names, what is the narrator certain she does not want to do?
(a) Go back to college.
(b) Have children.
(c) Tell stories.
(d) Get married.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Georgie's job at the hospital?

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

3. In Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, where is the protagonist going when she first meets Lenny?

4. What did Louise sneak out of the kitchen when she was a young child?

5. In Cathedral, who is Robert?

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