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 Minor Heroism, what happens between father and son one New Year's Eve that shocks the father?
(a) His son knocked him to the ground.
(b) His son told him he was getting married.
(c) In frsutration the father called his son names.
(d) In anger the father hit his son.

2. What instrument does Quadberry in Testimony of Pilot play?
(a) The clarinet.
(b) The drums.
(c) The saxophone.
(d) The violin.

3. In the story Emergency, how long has the narrator been working in the emergency room when his story begins?
(a) About a year.
(b) About six months.
(c) About three months.
(d) About three weeks.

4. What does the narrator of the story Home do for a living while she is living with her mother?
(a) She is a second grade teacher.
(b) She is a school counselor.
(c) She is a tutor for remedial reading students.
(d) She is a math tutor.

5. How does the protagonist in Tall Tales from the Mekong Deltareact when Lenny shows up at her house unannounced?
(a) She is angry.
(b) She is nervous.
(c) She is curious.
(d) She is thrilled.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the priest say to his mother when he sees her?

2. After the accident, where does Ad Magic encounter the white horse?

3. How old is Connie in Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?

4. Who does Connie meet in the drive-in restaurant at night?

5. How old is the new county school teacher in Wickedness?

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