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

2. To whom was Robert married?
(a) Beulah.
(b) Betty.
(c) Sandra.
(d) Bernice.

3. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?
(a) He is injured by a bomb.
(b) He is injured in a tank explosion.
(c) He is injured flying a combat jet.
(d) He is injured in a car crash.

4. Who is in the car with Arnold when he comes to Connie's house?
(a) No one.
(b) HIs friend Ellie.
(c) Connie's sister June.
(d) Connie's friend Alice.

5. What do Nick and Karen do on Sundays?
(a) They drove to the country.
(b) They jogged or practiced basketball.
(c) They slept late and read the paper all afternoon.
(d) They jogged or worked out in a gym.

Short Answer Questions

1. In The Fat Girl, what did Louise's mother start talking to her about when Louise was eight years old?

2. What lie does Blankenship tell everyone?

3. For the most part, what is one thing the narrator say determines what the soldiers carried with them?

4. Where do the couple stay for the weekend in A Romantic Weekend?

5. Who does the narrator of Lawns fall in love with the second time she sees him?

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