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by John Updike

A&P and Other Stories Quiz 1

1. Why does the teenager in the Pontiac make fun of Ace?

  • The teenager is drunk
  • Ace is driving recklessly
  • Ace's car has stalled
  • Ace is singing in his car

2. What does Ace's mother do when she is pleased by something?

  • She smokes
  • She makes pumpkin pie
  • She tidies up the house
  • She does a little jig

3. In "Ace in the Hole," what religion does Evey follow?

  • Episcopalianism
  • Judaism
  • Catholicism
  • Pentecostalism

4. What sport did Ace play in high school?

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse

5. What is Ace's real first name?

  • Andrew
  • Fred
  • James
  • Larry

6. What does Ace do to make his daughter stop crying?

  • He gives her warm milk
  • He burps her
  • He gives her a pacifier
  • He turns on the TV

7. Why doesn't Ace mind when he is fired from his job?

  • He wants to stay home and write a novel
  • He has been offered a better-paying position elsewhere
  • He had a bad relationship with his boss
  • He felt he was working too many hours

8. To which celebrity does Ace compare his wife, Evey?

  • Greta Garbo
  • Judy Garland
  • Lauren Bacall
  • Shirley MacLaine

9. Why was Ace fired?

  • He grazed his boss' car while trying to parallel-park it
  • He insulted an efficiency consultant who visited his office
  • He showed up late to work
  • He fell asleep after being asked to work overtime

10. Why doesn't Ace believe he can be a professional basketball player?

  • He is not skilled enough
  • He is too short
  • The traveling would keep him away from his wife and daughter too much
  • He is too old to be recruited for a team

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