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 do Margaret's family members learn about Dr. Sakuma?
(a) He was the teacher who inspired her to learn.
(b) He was the father of her children.
(c) He was her grandfather, a white man.
(d) He was the man who named her Many Wounds.

2. What instructions does the speaker give in The Girl about eating?
(a) Eat so that you get the most food.
(b) Eat so that no one around you is disgusted.
(c) Eat quickly so as to resume your duties.
(d) Eat alone so as to have some quiet time.

3. In the story A Romantic Weekend, where is the couple in the story going for the weekend?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) New York.
(c) Washington, D.C.
(d) Miami.

4. In the story Dog Heaven, what game does the narrator play with Sparky Smith?
(a) Kickball.
(b) Knockout.
(c) Football.
(d) Knockdown.

5. What do Connie and Arnold find they are both listening to on the radio at the same time?
(a) Bob Dylan.
(b) Elvis.
(c) Bobby King.
(d) Rolling Stones.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Daddy Garbage?

2. Where does Hattie Benedict move after the blizzard?

3. Five years after her husband dies, with what is the priest's mother suffering?

4. Who gives birth at the end of Daddy Garbage?

5. What does the mother in The First Day ask for help in doing?

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