About Alice Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 7-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to Calvin, why does Alice take out bank loans in her twenties?
(a) Alice takes out bank loans to pay for her cancer treatment.
(b) Alice takes out bank loans to finance her work with disadvantaged students.
(c) Alice takes out bank loans to invest in her father's vending machine invention.
(d) Alice takes out bank loans to tide her father over when he is low on money.

2. What does Abigail do for a living?
(a) She is a TV reporter.
(b) She is a model.
(c) She is a legal-services attorney for children.
(d) She is a food critic.

3. What assumption does Alice make before she marries Calvin?
(a) She is relatively well-off after she marries Calvin.
(b) She has to make due with modest possessions after she marries Calvin.
(c) She is very wealthy after she marries Calvin.
(d) She is the breadwinner in her marriage to Calvin.

4. In 1976, one thing that troubles Trillin about the prospect of losing his wife is:
(a) That he cannot imagine teaching his girls how to drive in New York City without Alice's help.
(b) That he cannot imagine helping the girls with their homework on his own.
(c) That he cannot imagine trusting anyone else to be involved in raising their girls.
(d) That he cannot imagine himself cooking every meal for his girls.

5. What is one of the projects completed by a company that Alice founded?
(a) A textbook for medical students.
(b) A film about Calvin Trillin's career.
(c) A cigarette advertising campaign targeting teens.
(d) A PBS series that describes various aspects of the visual and performing arts to children.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reasons does Calvin give for stating that "Alice doesn't look like who she is"?

2. In chapter six, what does a carpenter named Frank tell Alice during her home renovation project?

3. Chapter eight begins with an excerpt from which book?

4. What is the name of the book that Alice writes based on a letter she writes?

5. According to Calvin, his father is appalled by what kind of people?

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