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Independent and Distance Learning 101 Wesbrook Hall 77 Pleasant Street SE Minneapolis, MN 55455 PSTL 1371, Reading Short Stories (Version 07) Page 1 of 6 Final Exam Time limit: None Open book Directions: Type your answers in the appropriate areas below. You may use your textbook, notes, and other materials. Once you have completed the exam and saved the file to your computer, submit it online. Part A: Story Identification (40 points) Directions: Type the author's name and exact story title (in quotation marks) in the space to the left of each story descript. Spell carefully. Note: One false choice is included that you should identify as such. Stories will only be used once, but not all stories will be used. Example: Bernard Malamud, "The Jewbird" A homeless Jewish blackbird is persecuted and indirectly killed by a frozen- foods salesman. 1. Margaret Atwood, "Happy Endings" John and Mary meet. What happens next? 2. Leslie Marmon Silko, “Yellow Woman” An American Indian woman discovers her deepest identity in her people's ancient myths. 3. Angela Carters, "The Company of Wolves" But those eyes are all you will be able to glimpse of the forest assassins as they cluster invisibly round your smell of meat as you go through the wood unwisely late. 4. Ernst Hemnigway, "Hills like white elephants" Drinking at a railroad station in Spain, a young couple have tense, cryptic arguments. 5. Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Yellow Wallpaper” Confinement and a condescending husband drive an artistic young wife to an insane obsession. 6. Octavio Paz, "My Life With the Wave" If I embraced her, she swelled with pride, incredibly tall, like the liquid stalk of a poplar; and soon that thinness flowered into a fountain of white feathers, into a plume of smiles that fell over my head and back and covered me with whiteness.
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PSTL 1371 (Version 07) Final Exam, page 2 of 7 7. Flannery O'Connor , “Everything That Rises Must Converge” A hypocritical "progressive" son destroys his bigoted but long-suffering mother through spite. 8. Chopin, “The Story of an Hour” A frustrated young wife with a heart condition enjoys an hour of imagined freedom. 9. Raymond Carver, "A Small, Good Thing" Without looking, the birthday boy stepped off the curb at an intersection and was immediately knocked down by a car. 10. Zora Neale Hurston, "Spunk" Two rural, southern African Americans fight a deadly struggle defining courage and manhood. 11. Jamaica Kincaid, "Girl" A young woman in the Caribbean is harangued by her mother about not becoming a "slut." 12. Stephen Crane, "The Open Boat" When it came night, the white waves paced to and fro in the moonlight, and the wind brought the sound of the great sea's voice to the men on shore, and they felt that they could then be interpreters. 13. Stephen Crane, "The Sinking
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