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 Cody's partner spell in the snow one morning?
(a) "SOS."
(b) "Cody."
(c) "G.R."
(d) "Help."

2. What do the two men who come to visit Gunther leave with him as they go?
(a) Their standard poodle George.
(b) Twenty thousand dollars in cash.
(c) A check for good-faith money for the movie.
(d) Their Mercedes.

3. What kind of car does the narrator of Rock Springs steal?
(a) A black Cadillac.
(b) A grey Continental.
(c) A cranberry Mercedes.
(d) A white Corvette.

4. In River of Names, what does the narrator's lover accuse her of?
(a) Being unfaithful.
(b) An interest in other families.
(c) A poor attitude toward marriage.
(d) A fascination with violence.

5. In The Things They Carried, what are some of things the soldiers carry for personal use?
(a) Safety pins, pith helmets, rubber boots, and clean underwear.
(b) Paper and pens, spools of wire, and nail clippers.
(c) Radios, batteries, alarm clocks and hats.
(d) Socks, shoes and fresh clothing.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what condition does Varig arrive at Tusend Hjem on the night of the meeting?

2. Who is Daddy Garbage?

3. Who dies on the day of the narrator's story in Murderers?

4. In the story White Horse, who arrives in the light green Mercedes to help the horse?

5. What advise does the speaker in Girl give about bread?

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