The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In River of Names, who is the narrator's lover?
(a) Bill.
(b) Jesse.
(c) Marie.
(d) Thom.

3. What does Robert call the husband?
(a) Mac.
(b) Bub.
(c) Bud.
(d) Yo.

4. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?
(a) Robert is over seven feet tall.
(b) Robert is a paraplegic.
(c) Robert is only twenty years old.
(d) Robert is blind.

5. In the story The Girl, why does the speaker suggest growing okra far away from the house?
(a) Okra has deep roots.
(b) Okra smells bad.
(c) Okra trees harbor red ants.
(d) Okra attracts deer.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?

3. In the story Emergency, how long has the narrator been working in the emergency room when his story begins?

4. What two children are left at the school house with the teacher during the blizzard?

5. After the accident, where does Ad Magic encounter the white horse?

(see the answer key)

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