Winesburg, Ohio Reading Quiz

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A short, informal reading quiz to prepare you for the real quiz in class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In "Nobody Knows," where do George Willard and Louise Trunnion go on their "date"?

    • A.

      To a soda shop

    • B.

      Across a bridge

    • C.

      For a buggy ride

    • D.

      To the theater

    • E.

      To Panda Express

    Correct Answer
    B. Across a bridge
    Explanation
    Crossing the bridge represents effecting a major change in life.

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  • 2. 

    In "Adventure," Alice Hindman was involved with whom when she was 16?

    • A.

      George Willard

    • B.

      Tom Willard

    • C.

      Adolph Meyers

    • D.

      Ned Curry

    • E.

      Curtis Hartman

    Correct Answer
    D. Ned Curry
    Explanation
    Per the story.

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  • 3. 

    In "The Strength of God," the Rev. Curtis Hartman is appalled by what particular habit of Kate Swift's?

    • A.

      Smoking

    • B.

      Drinking alcohol

    • C.

      Promiscuity

    • D.

      Bad language

    • E.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Smoking
    Explanation
    The only action specifically mentioned in the story and which Hartman himself witnesses is smoking.

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  • 4. 

    In "The Strength of God," how does Hartman cut his hand?

    • A.

      With a knife

    • B.

      On a broken beer bottle

    • C.

      Smashing a window in his church

    • D.

      Playing football

    • E.

      Carving meat

    Correct Answer
    C. Smashing a window in his church
    Explanation
    Hartman mistakenly attributes this to 'the strength of God" when it actually results from guilt and frustration.

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  • 5. 

    In "The Teacher," Kate Swift's loneliness impels her to what mistake?

    • A.

      She gets drunk

    • B.

      She lets Hartman watch her

    • C.

      She walks alone at night

    • D.

      She disappears for long periods of time

    • E.

      She invites and allows George to kiss her

    Correct Answer
    E. She invites and allows George to kiss her
    Explanation
    A,B, and D are not true; C is not a mistake. E is wrong because George is her former student and not a mature man.

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