The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the accident, where does Ad Magic encounter the white horse?
(a) In front of the New Zealand Cafe.
(b) With the boy and the monkey.
(c) On the beach of the Arabian Sea.
(d) On the race track outside the restaurant.

2. In the story Emergency, how long has the narrator been working in the emergency room when his story begins?
(a) About three months.
(b) About a year.
(c) About six months.
(d) About three weeks.

3. Who is Louise's close friend in college?
(a) Patrice.
(b) Susan.
(c) Carrie.
(d) Jessica.

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

5. What does Louise have hidden in the back of her closet behind her stuffed animals?
(a) Books on dieting.
(b) Candy.
(c) Pictures of thin women.
(d) Colas.

6. What does the husband in Cathedral find disconcerting about Robert?
(a) Robert is a paraplegic.
(b) Robert is over seven feet tall.
(c) Robert is blind.
(d) Robert is only twenty years old.

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

8. In the story Rock Springs, what animal does Edna win in a bet?
(a) A goat.
(b) A kitten.
(c) A tarantula.
(d) A spider monkey.

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

10. Where does Hattie Benedict and the two children find shelter during the blizzard?
(a) In an automobile.
(b) In a wooden house.
(c) In a pig sty.
(d) In a haystack.

11. What two children are left at the school house with the teacher during the blizzard?
(a) Jacob and Annie Smithson.
(b) Jason and Alice Meyer.
(c) Johan and Alma Lindquist.
(d) John and Annie Lendorff.

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

13. In White Horse, who does the white horse belong to?
(a) He wandered into town without an owner.
(b) He is a retired circus horse.
(c) He belongs to the restaurant owner.
(d) He belongs to the bus driver.

14. With whom does Delores finally have a child?
(a) Mr. Sebastian.
(b) Michael.
(c) Dr. Weinstein.
(d) Dr. Dorin.

15. In the story Wickedness, where does Ainslie Classen find shelter in the blizzard?
(a) With the pigs in the slops trough.
(b) In his home.
(c) With his family in the storn cellar.
(d) With the cows in the barn.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Louise marry when she is thin?

2. In the story Testimony of Pilot, what does Radcleve do to Quadberry?

3. What happens to Quadberry in the VIetnam war?

4. In The First Day, what does the mother say when she finds her daughter cannot attend Seaton?

5. What does Ad Magic have in his mouth when the bus crashes?

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