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 Daddy Garbage, who is Lemuel Strayhorn?
(a) An ice cream peddler.
(b) A shoe salesman.
(c) A snowball cart owner.
(d) A policeman.

2. What color is Arnold's car?
(a) Gold.
(b) Red.
(c) Black.
(d) Silver.

3. 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 a year.
(c) About six months.
(d) About three weeks.

4. What does Bryan tell his father to do with the picture he has drawn?
(a) He tells his father to keep it.
(b) He tells his father to throw it away.
(c) He tells his father to give it back to him.
(d) He tells his father to put it up on the wall.

5. Where do Irene and the children move when they leave Flagstaff?
(a) New Orleans, Louisiana.
(b) Nashville, Tennessee.
(c) Atlanta, Georgia.
(d) Miami, Florida.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Talk of Heroes, Who is Willi Varig?

2. Who is Louise's close friend in college?

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

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

5. What instrument does Quadberry in Testimony of Pilot play?

(see the answer key)

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