The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Daddy Garbage by John Edgar Wideman.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who does the narrator meet observing a chess game in the park one afternoon in Rules of the Game?
(a) Lau Po.
(b) John Trumble.
(c) Sin Lee.
(d) Max Reinhardt.

4. 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) She ran out of money and was not in love with anyone.
(c) Her father asked her to come take care of her mother.
(d) Her sister called her and told her to go visit their mother.

5. In the story Rock Springs, what animal does Edna win in a bet?
(a) A goat.
(b) A kitten.
(c) A spider monkey.
(d) A tarantula.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Charles Bad Holy MacLeod die?

2. What does Lenny in Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta give the protagonist before he leaves?

3. What happens to Cody as he turns to go home from his nap on the rocks?

4. In the story Testimony of Pilot, what does Radcleve do to Quadberry?

5. What do most of the PFC and Spec4s carry with them?

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