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 the story A Romantic Weekend, where does the couple go for dinner on their weekend?
(a) Ruth's Chris Steakhouse.
(b) Galatoire's.
(c) Roy Rogers Cafeteria.
(d) Delmonico's.

2. What does the older son in Minor Heroism do for a living?
(a) He is an attorney.
(b) He is a writer.
(c) He is a school teacher.
(d) He is a college professor.

3. In Aunt Granny Lith, when did Casey's first wife die?
(a) The day after the wedding.
(b) The day after their child was born.
(c) A month after the wedding.
(d) Six years after they were married.

4. In Lawns, how does the narrator describe her mother?
(a) "Ms. America."
(b) "Ms. I-know-everything-and-you-don't."
(c) "Ms. I'm-going-to-be-perfect."
(d) "Ms. Everything-will-be-alright."

5. What is Georgie's job at the hospital?
(a) He is a janitor.
(b) He is a practical nurse.
(c) He is a doctor.
(d) He is an orderly.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Michael and Delores first find they have in common?

2. In the story Moonwalk, who is Margaret Many Wounds?

3. What kind of epilepsy does Ad Magic have?

4. In The Darling, what is Dolores Starr's unusual occupation?

5. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?

(see the answer key)

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