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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What phrase from the Marks & Co.'s advertisement scares Helene?
2. Where does the professor teach who first got Helene interested in good literature?
3. What does Frank do with books that have no covers?
4. Which of the following in NOT one of the bibles Marks & Co. offered Helene in place of the Bible she requested?
5. What first edition book does Frank offer to send Helene in the fall of 1950?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Helene Hanff write the first letter to the proprietors of the Marks & Co. bookstore in London, England?
2. Why is Helene upset about the Pepys' Diary sent to her?
3. Why does Cecily request that Helene save any travel plans to England until 1955?
4. How does Helene get nylons to women of Marks & Co.?
5. What does Nora reveal to Helene after Frank dies?
6. What are Helene's friend Maxine's impressions when she visits Marks & Co. in London?
7. What does Helene apologize about in her letter to Cecily?
8. Why is Sheila going to say a "jolly good prayer" for Helene?
9. Why is Helene so thrilled to receive Walton's Lives from Frank in 1952?
10. How does Helene respond when Cecily expresses concern for how much Helene spends on the care packages she sends?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
From a literary standpoint, how does Frank serves as a foil to Helene's razor sharp wit?
Essay Topic 2
Helene admits to not being fond of fiction, yet in many ways these letters read like a novel. Discuss the "fictional" aspects of the letters.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss how connections are made in the age of technology versus the age of letters. How has communication changed significantly over the last two decades? Do you think connections like Frank and Helene's are more or less prevalent in the age of technology? Explain your responses using examples from the book.
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