About Alice Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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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, which of the following best describes Alice at age fifty?
(a) Alice looks older than she is, due to her illness.
(b) Alice looks young for her age and still attracts men.
(c) Alice looks just like her mother.
(d) Alice looks like a dietitian in sensible shoes.

2. In chapter two, how does Calvin characterize his behavior during his second meeting with Alice?
(a) A rough draft in need of edits.
(b) A desperate comedy routine.
(c) A winning job interview.
(d) A boring college lecture.

3. How does Calvin characterize his father-in-law?
(a) Alice's father is cold and tightfisted with his money.
(b) Alice's father is realistic, responsible man.
(c) Alice's father is pessimistic and irresponsible.
(d) Alice's father is a sweet, optimistic man.

4. Where does Calvin keep one of the photos of Alice from the article in chapter three?
(a) On his bedside table.
(b) On his living room wall.
(c) On his mantle.
(d) On his desk.

5. Which governor does Alice tease about being a Republican?
(a) Governor George Pataki.
(b) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
(c) Governor Olympia Snowe.
(d) Governor Mario Cuomo.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Alice's maiden name?

2. In chapter seven, Trillin recalls the following line from a radio sitcom he uses to listen to as a boy.

3. At the end of chapter two, Calvin states that he is reviewing the galleys of a book. What is the book's subject?

4. What is the headline in the magazine article in which Alice is featured as a model at the age of thirty-five?

5. What advice does Calvin receive in the 1960s from an older writer at work?

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