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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. Helene specifically says she does not want any love poems from whom?
(a) Dickenson or Frost.
(b) Shakespeare or Wadsworth.
(c) Keats or Shelley.
(d) Wyatt or Jonson.

2. What does Marks & Co. specialize in?
(a) Paperbacks.
(b) Latest edition bestsellers.
(c) Rare collectors' editions.
(d) Out-of-print books.

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

4. What term does Helene hope doesn't mean the same thing in England as it does in America?
(a) Pound.
(b) None is correct.
(c) Mistress.
(d) Madam.

5. How long does it take Helene to get a reply from Marks & Co. to her first letter?
(a) Three weeks.
(b) Three months.
(c) Six months.
(d) Six weeks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Helene's October 15, 1950 letter to Frank chastise him?

2. Cecily's first letter to Helene describes Frank as being ___________.

3. What does Cecily imagine Helene to look like?

4. How much is Helene willing to spend on each book from Marks & Co.?

5. What does Helene do when she received the first edition from Frank in 1950?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't Helene hear from Frank the first two months of 1958?

2. Why does Helene's request from the British booksellers decrease by 1968?

3. What are some of the places in London that Helene tells Cecily she would like to visit?

4. What are Helene's friend Maxine's impressions when she visits Marks & Co. in London?

5. How does Helene get nylons to women of Marks & Co.?

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

7. Who gives Helene permission to print her correspondence over the years with Frank Doel?

8. What prompts Frank's wife Nora to write Helene for the first time?

9. What does Nora reveal to Helene that Frank chastises her for?

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

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