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. Who are Evie and Lydia?
(a) Margaret's granddaughters.
(b) Margaret's sisters.
(c) Margaret's best friends.
(d) Margaret's daughters.

2. In the story Home, why does the narrator come home to live with her mother?
(a) Her father asked her to come take care of her mother.
(b) Her mother is dying of Parkinson's disease.
(c) Her sister called her and told her to go visit their mother.
(d) She ran out of money and was not in love with anyone.

3. What does the mother in The First Day ask for help in doing?
(a) Locating the bathrooms.
(b) Finding the bookstore.
(c) Filling out registration forms.
(d) Locating the lunchroom.

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

5. What does Cody's partner spell in the snow one morning?
(a) "Cody."
(b) "SOS."
(c) "G.R."
(d) "Help."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the story A Romantic Weekend, where does the couple go for dinner on their weekend?

3. Who dies on the day of the narrator's story in Murderers?

4. What does Ad Magic give to the young boy with the performing monkey?

5. To whom was Robert married?

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