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 written on the envelope in which Alice keeps special items?
(a) Treasures.
(b) Trillin Family Mementos.
(c) Memories.
(d) Important Stuff.

2. At the end of chapter three, Calvin tells a story about Alice in which she makes an annual trip to which of the following locations?
(a) Her best friend's grave.
(b) A summer home in Nova Scotia.
(c) A plant nursery in New Jersey.
(d) A brownstone in Greenwich Village.

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

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

5. What is the headline for Alice's obituary in the Times?
(a) Educator, Author and Muse.
(b) Social Activist, Author and Muse.
(c) College Instructor, Mother and Wife.
(d) Educator, Wife and Mother.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many siblings does Alice have?

2. According to Calvin, why does Alice take out bank loans in her twenties?

3. What is Alice's maiden name?

4. Alice tells her husband that he peaks in which year?

5. Of the following, which does Calvin NOT list among those Alice frequently takes care of?

(see the answer key)

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