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 Murderers, what music could the boys hear from their vantage point?
(a) A rumba.
(b) A symphony.
(c) Rock music.
(d) Jazz.

2. Why does Aunt Granny Lith haunt Casey in his marriage?
(a) When he was a child, he asked her to marry him.
(b) Her daughter was Casey's first wife.
(c) She was his first wife.
(d) She was his second wife.

3. What does Robert call the husband?
(a) Mac.
(b) Yo.
(c) Bud.
(d) Bub.

4. In River of Names, who is the narrator's lover?
(a) Bill.
(b) Marie.
(c) Jesse.
(d) Thom.

5. Where does Hattie Benedict move after the blizzard?
(a) Raleigh, North Carolina.
(b) Sarasota, Florida.
(c) Oakland, California.
(d) Seattle, Washington

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Lemuel Strayhorn ask to help him with his and Daddy Garbage's discovery?

2. What is the young girl carrying with her on the first day?

3. In River of Names, what is the narrator certain she does not want to do?

4. With whom does Delores finally have a child?

5. What does the older son in Minor Heroism do for a living?

(see the answer key)

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