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 All the Way in Flagstaff, what does William want to do when he grows up?
(a) Become a priest.
(b) Become a teacher.
(c) Become a firefighter.
(d) Become a doctor.

2. In the story Girl, on what day does the speaker tell the girl to wash clothes?
(a) Monday.
(b) Wednesday.
(c) Thursday.
(d) Saturday.

3. What is Walter's problem?
(a) He is dying of cancer.
(b) He is losing his memory.
(c) He is having an affair.
(d) He is an alcoholic.

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

5. What did Michael remember hearing as a child from the open window in his room?
(a) The discussions in the Kubiac's apartment.
(b) The Kubiacs fighting.
(c) His parents singing.
(d) The sound of the traffic on the street.

Short Answer Questions

1. What unusual injury befalls Terrence Weber in Emergency?

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

3. Where does Hattie Benedict and the two children find shelter during the blizzard?

4. Five years after her husband dies, with what is the priest's mother suffering?

5. In The First Day, what does the mother say when she finds her daughter cannot attend Seaton?

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