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 Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?
(a) Candy.
(b) Colas.
(c) Books on dieting.
(d) Pictures of thin women.

2. When does the story The First Day take place?
(a) In mid-winter at the start of the new school term.
(b) In early summer at the start of summer camp.
(c) In January at the start of the new year.
(d) In September at the start of the school year.

3. 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.

4. With whom does Delores finally have a child?
(a) Mr. Sebastian.
(b) Michael.
(c) Dr. Dorin.
(d) Dr. Weinstein.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?

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

3. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

4. What does the couple decide to do after their first night together on their romantic weekend?

5. In Rock Springs, what is the narrator's daughter's name?

(see the answer key)

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