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. In the story White Horse, who arrives in the light green Mercedes to help the horse?
(a) A businessman.
(b) No one.
(c) A doctor.
(d) A vet.

2. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?
(a) He is unable to speak English.
(b) He is alone and afraid.
(c) He is exhausted.
(d) He is drunk.

3. To whom was Robert married?
(a) Bernice.
(b) Beulah.
(c) Sandra.
(d) Betty.

4. When does the story The First Day take place?
(a) In early summer at the start of summer camp.
(b) In September at the start of the school year.
(c) In mid-winter at the start of the new school term.
(d) In January at the start of the new year.

5. As A Vintage Thunderbird opens, who are the people driving from Virginia to New York?
(a) Nick and Lauren.
(b) Mick and Karen.
(c) Mick and Susan.
(d) Nick and Karen.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the couple decide to do after their first night together on their romantic weekend?

2. In Minor Heroism, what happens between father and son one New Year's Eve that shocks the father?

3. Who is Louise's close friend in college?

4. What does the priest read while he is sitting at his mother's death bed?

5. What kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?

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