About Alice Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 1-3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Alice's mother doing for a living when she meets Alice's father?
(a) Alice's mother is a teacher.
(b) Alice's mother is a model.
(c) Alice's mother is a novelist.
(d) Alice's mother is a secretary.

2. In Calvin's second poem in chapter three, he likens Alice to which of the following?
(a) A dietitian in sensible shoes.
(b) A fast driver.
(c) A World War II nurse.
(d) A lass from Generation X.

3. What reasons does Calvin give for stating that "Alice doesn't look like who she is"?
(a) Alice looks like a dietitian, but in actuality she is a talented writer.
(b) Alice is not pampered or snooty, despite the fact that she grows up in an affluent town and attends a prestigious college.
(c) Alice is known as the class beauty and most popular cheerleader in high school.
(d) Alice is seriously pampered and snooty in high school.

4. In chapter one, what object does Alice wave in the air following Calvin's speech?
(a) A shoe.
(b) A book.
(c) A pen.
(d) A cigarette.

5. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Calvin, why does he show Alice everything he writes in rough draft?

2. Where does Alice attend college?

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

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

5. According to Calvin, he never stops trying to do what?

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