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 Neil Young song does Georgie sing as he preps Mr. Weber?
(a) Cowgirl in the Sand.
(b) Cinnamon Girl.
(c) Sail Away.
(d) Southern Man.

2. Whose music does Dzia-Dzia hear while he sits at the other end of the kitchen table from Michael?
(a) Fiddle music.
(b) Harp music.
(c) Rock music.
(d) Piano music.

3. Who is Dzia-Dzia?
(a) Michael's sister.
(b) Michael's uncle.
(c) Michael's grandfather.
(d) Michael's mother.

4. Where do the couple stay for the weekend in A Romantic Weekend?
(a) At a B and B.
(b) In a Marriott Hotel.
(c) At a friend of hers.
(d) In his grandmother's deserted apartment.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Louise's close friend in college?

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

3. When does the story The First Day take place?

4. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?

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

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