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 Lieutenant Jimmy Cross and his men do after Lavender is taken away by the chopper?
(a) They burns down Than Khe.
(b) They evacuate women and children from Than Khe.
(c) They leave Lavender's belongings in Than Khe.
(d) They recruit the men from Than Khe.

2. What Neil Young song does Georgie sing as he preps Mr. Weber?
(a) Southern Man.
(b) Cowgirl in the Sand.
(c) Cinnamon Girl.
(d) Sail Away.

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

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

5. In The Darling, what is Dolores Starr's unusual occupation?
(a) She is a sky diver.
(b) She is a murderer.
(c) She is a detective.
(d) She is a zoo keeper.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story Lawns, how does the narrator identify herself in the first sentence of the story?

2. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?

3. How does the protagonist in Tall Tales from the Mekong Deltareact when Lenny shows up at her house unannounced?

4. Who are Evie and Lydia?

5. What person do both the narrator and her mother of Home think about simultaneously?

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