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. In the story A Romantic Weekend, where is the couple in the story going for the weekend?
(a) Miami.
(b) Los Angeles.
(c) New York.
(d) Washington, D.C.

2. For the most part, what is one thing the narrator say determines what the soldiers carried with them?
(a) Medical requirements.
(b) Nutrition.
(c) Necessity.
(d) Orders.

3. 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.

4. What does Lenny in Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta give the protagonist before he leaves?
(a) A diamond bracelet.
(b) A drink and a cigarette.
(c) A new car.
(d) A box of Swiss chocolates.

5. In The Darling, what is Dolores Starr's unusual occupation?
(a) She is a zoo keeper.
(b) She is a detective.
(c) She is a murderer.
(d) She is a sky diver.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the father in the story Minor Heroism do for a living?

2. In Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, where is the protagonist going when she first meets Lenny?

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

4. What is Michael working on when he sits at the kitchen table in the evenings?

5. What do the two men who come to visit Gunther leave with him as they go?

(see the answer key)

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