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. In Aunt Granny Lith, when did Casey's first wife die?
(a) Six years after they were married.
(b) The day after the wedding.
(c) A month after the wedding.
(d) The day after their child was born.

2. What do both Cody and his partner drink on Sunday mornings?
(a) Beer.
(b) Martinis.
(c) Coffee.
(d) Orange juice.

3. When did Emily first meet Willi Varig?
(a) Two years after they were married.
(b) Ten years after WWII.
(c) In hgih school.
(d) Twenty years before the birth of their child.

4. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?
(a) Robert is only twenty years old.
(b) Robert is over seven feet tall.
(c) Robert is a paraplegic.
(d) Robert is blind.

5. Where does Hattie Benedict and the two children find shelter during the blizzard?
(a) In an automobile.
(b) In a pig sty.
(c) In a haystack.
(d) In a wooden house.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Dog Heaven, who is Duke?

2. Where does the narrator of Lawns work?

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

4. What does the couple decide to do after their first night together on their romantic weekend?

5. In The Things They Carried, what does First Lieutenant Jimmy Cross carry with him in Vietnam?

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