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 Rock Springs, what is the narrator's daughter's name?
(a) Lacy.
(b) Edna.
(c) Susan.
(d) Cheryl.

2. In The Fat Girl, what did Louise's mother start talking to her about when Louise was eight years old?
(a) Attending high school.
(b) Her career.
(c) Attending college.
(d) Watching her weight.

3. Who are Louise's two girl friends in high school?
(a) Joan and Harriet.
(b) Joan and Marjorie.
(c) Jean and Melanie.
(d) Jessica and Marie.

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

5. What does the couple decide to do after their first night together on their romantic weekend?
(a) Read the Sunday paper.
(b) Go to a museum.
(c) Return home.
(d) Take a long walk.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?

3. What does the mother in The First Day ask for help in doing?

4. What did Michael remember hearing as a child from the open window in his room?

5. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

(see the answer key)

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