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by John Updike

A&P: What Were They Wearing? True or False

1. How did Updike come up with the idea for this story? -> He dreamt it
2. What are the girls wearing? -> Togas
3. What is the narrator's job? -> Truck driver
4. The narrator thinks of the lead gal as a _____. -> Queen
5. Which of the following does one of the girls want to purchase? -> Kingfish Fancy Herring Snacks in Pure Sour Cream