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

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story Murderers, what does Melvin Bloom tell the boys on the corner one summer afternoon?

2. What does Daddy Garbage discover in an alley?

3. In Murderers, what music could the boys hear from their vantage point?

4. What do Connie and Arnold find they are both listening to on the radio at the same time?

5. What question does G.R. ask Cody after hearing the story of what happened to Cody after his nap on the rocks?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the use of metaphors in the story Men Under Water. How do they reflect the relationship between the narrator and Gunther?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

The Fat Girl chronicles the story of a young woman with an eating disorder. How does Louise suffer at the hands of those who wish to help her? Discuss her relationships with her mother, her college roommate, and her husband in your essay.

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