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 are the narrator and his passengers going in the story Rock Springs?
(a) To Connecticut.
(b) To Louisiana.
(c) To Florida.
(d) To Oregon.

2. In A Romantic Weekend, what does the woman want to talk about after dinner?
(a) Her family.
(b) Sado-masochism.
(c) Her favorite books.
(d) Her first marriage.

3. Who does Georgie pick up hitchhiking on the side of the road?
(a) A young man running from the police.
(b) A young man AWOL from the army trying to get to Canada.
(c) A young woman who has been shot.
(d) A young woman escaping a horrible husband.

4. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?
(a) Stephen.
(b) Robert.
(c) Randy.
(d) Richard.

5. In the story Rock Springs, what animal does Edna win in a bet?
(a) A tarantula.
(b) A goat.
(c) A spider monkey.
(d) A kitten.

Short Answer Questions

1. In River of Names, what does the narrator's lover accuse her of?

2. In Minor Heroism, what happens between father and son one New Year's Eve that shocks the father?

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

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

5. Where does Hattie Benedict move after the blizzard?

(see the answer key)

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