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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. What does Helene do for a living?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Writer.
(c) Librarian.
(d) Shop girl.

2. After receiving the Bibles, what book does Helene request next from Marks & Co.?
(a) Aesop's Tales.
(b) Alice in Wonderland.
(c) Greek Myths.
(d) Imaginary Conversations.

3. What street does Helene live on in New York City?
(a) Broadway.
(b) East 95th Street.
(c) West 42nd Street.
(d) Charing Cross Road.

4. Who does Cecily tell Helene that she is going on vacation with?
(a) Ben Marks.
(b) Her parents.
(c) Frank Doel.
(d) Megan Wells.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Helene spend her days wearing sweaters and wool slacks?

2. What does Helene send in her Christmas package to Marks & Co?

3. Helene says that from where she sits, London is a lot closer than _____________.

4. What kind of books does Helene's friend Brian buy for a living?

5. What does Marks & Co. apologize to Helene for in the November 26, 1949 letter?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does Helene apologize to the London booksellers for on behalf of America?

3. Why does Nora wish she and Frank owned their own bookshop?

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

5. Why does Helene Hanff write the first letter to the proprietors of the Marks & Co. bookstore in London, England?

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

7. What does Helene explain to Frank is her reason that she doesn't care for fiction?

8. What is written in the first letter Helene receives from Marks & Co. bookstore?

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

10. What does Helene tell Cecily is her reason for loving books?

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