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Helene Hanff
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Helene feel about the first edition that Frank sends in 1950?
(a) Disappointed.
(b) Gulity.
(c) Annoyed.
(d) Sad.

2. How much is Helene willing to spend on each book from Marks & Co.?
(a) $50.00.
(b) $5.00.
(c) $10.00.
(d) $100.00.

3. What year is the Volume II of the Works and Life of Sir Walter Savage Landor that is sent to Helene published?
(a) 1876.
(b) 1776.
(c) 1893.
(d) 1923.

4. Cecily's first letter to Helene describes Frank as being ___________.
(a) Quite nice looking.
(b) Stuffy.
(c) An older gentleman.
(d) Single.

5. What does Frank do with books that have no covers?
(a) Uses them for packing material.
(b) Sends them to an artist.
(c) Refurbishes them.
(d) Burns them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where would Helene have to shop for books in New York City if she didn't have Marks & Co. sending them to her door?

2. Cecily's letter says that Mr. Martin thinks Helene has _____________.

3. How much is the first edition book Frank offers to send Helene in the fall of 1950?

4. What did Cecily's children enjoy most from Helene's Easter package?

5. In what form would Marks & Co. prefer to receive payment from Helene?

Short Essay Questions

1. What news about Megan and Cecily does Frank share in 1964?

2. How does Helene learn that the other employees of Mark & Co are curious about her?

3. Why does Helene need to stop purchasing books in 1961?

4. How does Cecily describe Frank in her letter to Helene?

5. Why does Cecily write to tell Helene that no Christmas package will be necessary in 1953?

6. Why does Cecily request that Helene save any travel plans to England until 1955?

7. Where does Helene get her books during the long silence from Mark & Co at the beginning of 1950?

8. What is Helene's response to Frank inquiring if she would like a first edition of Newman's Idea of a University?

9. What does the staff of Marks & Co. send to Helene to thank her for her generosity?

10. What does Nora reveal to Helene after Frank dies?

(see the answer keys)

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