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

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

3. What do Gunther and the narrator do in the back yard when the men have left?
(a) They take a nap in the sun.
(b) They go diving in the swimming pool.
(c) They drink until they pass out.
(d) They make their plan for their movie.

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

5. What can the boys in Murderers see from their perch on the water tank?
(a) The New Jersey Turnpike.
(b) MIchigan Avenue.
(c) The Brooklyn Navy Yard.
(d) The Miracle Mile.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Dzia-Dzia?

2. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?

3. How old is Connie in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

4. In the story The Girl, why does the speaker suggest growing okra far away from the house?

5. In the story Girl, on what day does the speaker tell the girl to wash clothes?

(see the answer key)

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