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 is the young girl carrying with her on the first day?
(a) A cot, a blanket, and a notebook.
(b) A lunchbox, a jacket, and a notebook.
(c) A purse, a lunchbox, and a brush.
(d) A pencil, a pencil sharpener, and a small composition notebook.

2. What does Georgie hit when he is driving around with the narrator after their shifts?
(a) A truck.
(b) A pregnant rabbit.
(c) A deer.
(d) A cow.

3. Where do Irene and the children move when they leave Flagstaff?
(a) New Orleans, Louisiana.
(b) Nashville, Tennessee.
(c) Atlanta, Georgia.
(d) Miami, Florida.

4. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?
(a) He is injured flying a combat jet.
(b) He is injured in a car crash.
(c) He is injured in a tank explosion.
(d) He is injured by a bomb.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. For the most part, what is one thing the narrator say determines what the soldiers carried with them?

2. In Rock Springs, what is the narrator's daughter's name?

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

4. Where does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?

5. In All the Way in Flagstaff, what does William want to do when he grows up?

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