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

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Moonwalk by Susan Power.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What question does G.R. ask Cody after hearing the story of what happened to Cody after his nap on the rocks?
(a) "What were you doing up there with all the ice?"
(b) "How did you get up there by yourself?"
(c) "Were you as frightened as you thought you would be?"
(d) "Is it true that your whole life passes before your eyes?"

2. What does the priest read while he is sitting at his mother's death bed?
(a) Einstein.
(b) The Bible.
(c) Wordsworth.
(d) Shakespeare.

3. What person do both the narrator and her mother of Home think about simultaneously?
(a) Robert.
(b) Richard.
(c) Jason.
(d) Simon.

4. In the story The First Day, what time does the mother tell her daughter she will pick her up?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Noon.
(d) Three.

5. What do Connie and Arnold find they are both listening to on the radio at the same time?
(a) Elvis.
(b) Rolling Stones.
(c) Bobby King.
(d) Bob Dylan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do both Cody and his partner drink on Sunday mornings?

2. In River of Names, what is the narrator certain she does not want to do?

3. In River of Names, who is the narrator's lover?

4. In Testimony of Pilot, who is Lillian?

5. What is the young girl carrying with her on the first day?

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