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 does Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?
(a) He tells his father to give it back to him.
(b) He tells his father to put it up on the wall.
(c) He tells his father to throw it away.
(d) He tells his father to keep it.

2. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?
(a) Two years after they were married.
(b) In hgih school.
(c) Twenty years before the birth of their child.
(d) Ten years after WWII.

3. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?
(a) He is injured in a tank explosion.
(b) He is injured flying a combat jet.
(c) He is injured in a car crash.
(d) He is injured by a bomb.

4. Where does Hattie Benedict and the two children find shelter during the blizzard?
(a) In a wooden house.
(b) In a haystack.
(c) In a pig sty.
(d) In an automobile.

5. How does the protagonist in Tall Tales from the Mekong Deltareact when Lenny shows up at her house unannounced?
(a) She is thrilled.
(b) She is angry.
(c) She is nervous.
(d) She is curious.

Short Answer Questions

1. Whose music does Dzia-Dzia hear while he sits at the other end of the kitchen table from Michael?

2. What does Robert call the husband?

3. What does Georgie hit when he is driving around with the narrator after their shifts?

4. In River of Names, who is the narrator's lover?

5. In Minor Heroism, who is posing in the famous picture with the narrator's father?

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