The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Short Stories Test | 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 Things They Carried, what are some of things the soldiers carry for personal use?

2. In the story Home, why does the narrator come home to live with her mother?

3. In the story Dog Heaven, what game does the narrator play with Sparky Smith?

4. Who does Connie meet in the drive-in restaurant at night?

5. Who is Danica writing a postcard to about which that Jane criticizes her?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Chose three female characters from any of the short stories in the book. Discuss what these three women have in common with each other, and how they are different from each other. Include the ways in which the woman are victims and of what or whom.

Essay Topic 2

In the story Minor Heroism, from whose point of view is the story told? How is point of view, or voice, used to enrich the story? Discuss and use examples.

Essay Topic 3

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?

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