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

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. After the accident, where does Ad Magic encounter the white horse?

3. In Tall Tales from the Mekong Delta, where is the protagonist going when she first meets Lenny?

4. What show does Robert and his hosts end up watching on television?

5. Where does the narrator, Cheryl and Edna spend the night when their car breaks down?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Delores kill her husband Michael in Scott Bradfield's story "The Darling"?

2. How does Connie's mother treat her?

3. In the story Cathedral, who is Robert and how does he enter the story?

4. Where are the soldiers stationed in The Things They Carried, and who are the main characters?

5. Where does Magic find the white horse, in what condition is the horse, and who does he call for help?

6. In the story Minor Heroism, who is Bryan, and what about him bothers his father?

7. What secret does the narrator of Lawns finally reveal to her boyfriend and her mother? How do they react?

8. In the story Dog Heaven, who is Sparky Smith and what game does he and the narrator play together?

9. How does Casey know Aunt Granny Lith, and what does he do when he sees her again?

10. In the story Wickedness, what happens in Nebraska on the twelfth of January, 1888? How does this affect the townspeople?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Based on the plot of the story and the main character, why do you think Scott Bradfield names his story "The Darling"?

Essay Topic 2

Georgie describes his job to a hitchhiker he meets and says "I save lives." Discuss the lives Georgie saves in the story. Do you think this is an accurate description of his job? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

What does the title "Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?" mean in relation to the main character Connie?

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