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 his dream, what does the priest see the soldier do?
(a) Die before he can throw the dice.
(b) Take his turn and hand the dice to him.
(c) Walk away holding the dice.
(d) Take his turn and win the game.

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

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

4. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?
(a) They slept late and read the paper all afternoon.
(b) They drove to the country.
(c) They jogged or worked out in a gym.
(d) They jogged or practiced basketball.

5. Where does Beth tell Casey he has to go by himself the evening of the full moon?
(a) To Flatgap and into the log.
(b) To the doctor to get a check up.
(c) To Flatgap to make a bonfire.
(d) To town to get a crib.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What question does G.R. ask Cody after hearing the story of what happened to Cody after his nap on the rocks?

3. In River of Names, what does the narrator's lover accuse her of?

4. In The Things They Carried, what are some of things the soldiers carry for personal use?

5. Where are the narrator and his passengers going in the story Rock Springs?

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