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 does Ad Magic have in his mouth when the bus crashes?
(a) A cigar.
(b) A horsehound lozenge.
(c) Gum.
(d) A lollypop.

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

3. In the story Testimony of Pilot, what does Radcleve do to Quadberry?
(a) Trips him goign down the stairs.
(b) Beats him up.
(c) Throws a rock in his face.
(d) Throws a lit firecracker in his face.

4. In the story The Girl, why does the speaker suggest growing okra far away from the house?
(a) Okra smells bad.
(b) Okra attracts deer.
(c) Okra has deep roots.
(d) Okra trees harbor red ants.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What do Robert and the husband end up doing at the end of the television show?

4. Why does Aunt Granny Lith haunt Casey in his marriage?

5. What did Louise sneak out of the kitchen when she was a young child?

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