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. At the end of chapter three, Calvin describes an event in Alice's life that takes her by surprise. What happens?
(a) Alice is not asked for her identification at a bar.
(b) Alice is stopped for speeding by a police officer, and receives a ticket.
(c) Alice does not remember how to get home from the plant nursery.
(d) Alice is stopped for speeding by a police officer and does not receive a ticket.

2. In chapter three, who writes the article that accompanies the fashion spread in which Alice is featured?
(a) Alice Trillin.
(b) Calvin.
(c) Mina Shaughnessy.
(d) Nora Ephron.

3. According to Calvin, what leads to his success in courting Alice?
(a) His pipe smoking and fame as a writer.
(b) His dumb luck and good looks.
(c) His dumb luck and one or two deliberate moves.
(d) His reluctance to speak.

4. Which statement best describes Alice's upbringing?
(a) Alice is a pampered and wealthy girl who is captain of her cheerleading team.
(b) Alice is spoiled. She grows up in a house with a backyard swimming pool and a basement bowling alley.
(c) Alice is poor and lives in squalor in a basement apartment in New York City.
(d) Alice is not popular in school. She is the class brain and is virtually never asked out.

5. Of the following, which does Calvin NOT list among those Alice frequently takes care of?
(a) Cancer patients.
(b) Stray animals.
(c) Alice's children.
(d) Alice's parents.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Calvin characterize his father-in-law?

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

3. What is the first book that Calvin writes after he meets Alice?

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

5. 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?

(see the answer key)

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