About Alice Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 4-6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which woman serve as a personal and professional mentor to Alice?
(a) Jane Maher.
(b) Maggie Smith.
(c) Mina Shaughnessy.
(d) Annie Navasky.

2. Where does Alice spend her childhood?
(a) Alice grows up in Greenwich and Nova Scotia.
(b) Alice grows up in Greenhaven and Harrison, New York.
(c) Alice grows up in North Carolina and Long Island.
(d) Alice grows up in New York City and New Jersey.

3. Calvin claims that the first time he sees Alice, he detects what quality about her heritage?
(a) Alice is Swedish.
(b) Alice is European.
(c) Alice is Jewish.
(d) Alice is Irish.

4. In chapter three, Calvin includes an excerpt from an article that Alice writes about her parents. Which of the following statements summarizes the point makes in the excerpt?
(a) Alice looks to her mother for advice on how to be a better parent.
(b) Alice leans on her mother.
(c) Alice's mother does not accept the help of others.
(d) Alice takes care of her mother.

5. According to Calvin, why does he show Alice everything he writes in rough draft?
(a) Calvin does not trust his editor at work.
(b) Calvin values Alice's opinion and wants to impress her.
(c) It saves Calvin time.
(d) Calvin thinks it gives her an opportunity to improve her own writing.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Calvin, what kinds of men are attracted to Alice?

2. In chapter two, what fact about Dick Francis and his wife does Calvin share with the reader?

3. How does Calvin portray his wife Alice in books and magazine articles written before she dies?

4. Trillin states that while on a trip to a foreign country, the main subject for discussion by American tourists is ...

5. How old is Alice when she is asked to be photographed by Doug Kirkland and model spring fashions in a magazine?

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