Short Story Quiz Questions! Test

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Short Story Quiz Questions! Test

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which collection did Dwight Garner not list as a possible contender for the best collection of the last century?
    • A. 

      Denis Johnson, Jesus Son

    • B. 

      Richard Ford, Rock Springs

    • C. 

      Grace Paley, Enormous Changes at the Last Minute

    • D. 

      John Cheever, The Enormous Radio and Other Stories

    • E. 

      Flannery O’Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find

  • 2. 
    What's the fastest-selling short story collection of all time?
    • A. 

      Steven King, Everything's Eventual

    • B. 

      Jhumpa Lahiri, Unaccustomed Earth

    • C. 

      Flannery O'Connor, A Good Man is Hard to Find

    • D. 

      What's your Story, anthology by J.K. Rowling, Tom Stoppard, Irvine Welsh and Doris Lessing

    • E. 

      Ernest Hemingway, The Snows of Kilimanjaro and Other Stories

  • 3. 
    What short story collection has this as the last line: "His soul swooned slowly as he heard the snow falling faintly through the universive and faintly falling, like the descent of their last end, upon all the living and the dead."
    • A. 

      Anton Chekhov, Essential Tales of Chekhov

    • B. 

      Heinrich Von Kleist, The Marquise of O--

    • C. 

      William Faulkner, Go Down, Moses

    • D. 

      Raymond Carver, Where I'm Calling From

    • E. 

      James Joyce, Dubliners

  • 4. 
    Which short story writer is not Canadian?
    • A. 

      Margaret Atwood

    • B. 

      Deborah Eisenberg

    • C. 

      Alice Munroe

    • D. 

      Earle Birney

    • E. 

      Morley Callaghan

  • 5. 
    Which short story writer never wrote a novel?
    • A. 

      Flannery O'Connor

    • B. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • C. 

      Alice Munro

    • D. 

      Jorge Luis Borges

    • E. 

      Haruki Murakami

  • 6. 
    Which South African author wrote "Crimes of Conscience"?
    • A. 

      Farida Karodia

    • B. 

      J.M. Coetzee

    • C. 

      Chinua Achebe

    • D. 

      Nadine Gordimer

    • E. 

      Andre P. Brink

  • 7. 
    Who was not an American influencer of the short story genre?
    • A. 

      Washington Irving

    • B. 

      Walter Scott

    • C. 

      Nathaniel Hawthorne

    • D. 

      Edgar Allan Poe

    • E. 

      Herman Melville

  • 8. 
    Which story collection appeared in 2006?
    • A. 

      Charles D'Ambrosio, Dead Fish Museum

    • B. 

      Amy Hempel, The Dog of the Marriage

    • C. 

      Lorrie Moore, Birds of America

    • D. 

      Nathan Englander, For the Relief of Unbearable Urges

    • E. 

      A.M. Holmes, Things You Should Know

  • 9. 
    Which short story collection has a story in which baseball-playing boys in New York City listen to fanciful installments from "The Chief" about their hero The Laughing Man?
    • A. 

      Edgar Allan Poe, The Tell-Tale Heart

    • B. 

      Edwidge Danicat, Krik? Krak!

    • C. 

      Annie Proulx, Close Range: Wyoming Stories

    • D. 

      O. Henry, The Four Million

    • E. 

      J.D. Salinger, Nine Stories

  • 10. 
    Which Chilean poet, novelist, and short story writer was imprisoned briefly during Pinochet's coup in 1973?
    • A. 

      Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    • B. 

      Vargas Llosa

    • C. 

      Roberto Bolano

    • D. 

      Julio Cortazar

    • E. 

      Pablo Neruda

  • 11. 
    Which author was the youngest when publishing their first collection?
    • A. 

      Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies

    • B. 

      Aimee Bender, Girl with the Flammable Skirt

    • C. 

      Nam Le, The Boat

    • D. 

      Daniel Alarcon, War by Candlelight

    • E. 

      Karen Russell, St. Lucy's Home for Girls Raised by Wolves

  • 12. 
    Which short story writer won the 1999 PEN/Malamud award for 68 stories previously published in separate collections?
    • A. 

      Steven Millhauser

    • B. 

      Nathan Englander

    • C. 

      T.C. Boyle

    • D. 

      Deborah Eisenberg

    • E. 

      Alice Munro