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. Where does Hattie Benedict and the two children find shelter during the blizzard?
(a) In an automobile.
(b) In a pig sty.
(c) In a wooden house.
(d) In a haystack.

2. What show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?
(a) A show about cathedrals.
(b) A show about boating.
(c) A show about automobiles.
(d) A show about dog training.

3. Where does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?
(a) A Day's Inn.
(b) A Marriott.
(c) A Super 8.
(d) A Ramada.

4. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?
(a) Going to sleep.
(b) Calling out for a pizza.
(c) Drawing a picture together.
(d) Eating blueberry pie.

5. What does the older son in Minor Heroism do for a living?
(a) He is a college professor.
(b) He is a writer.
(c) He is an attorney.
(d) He is a school teacher.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the priest in Departures when he goes by train to his family's home after six years away?

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

3. In White Horse, who does the white horse belong to?

4. Where did Mrs. Kubiac go to try and find her daughter?

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

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