About Alice Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Calvin, what photo of Alice appears on the cover of the program at her memorial service?
(a) A photo of Alice gardening. It is taken when she is in her forties.
(b) A photo of Alice taken in Italy. It is taken when she is in her fifties.
(c) A photo of Alice wearing a hat. It is taken when she is in her twenties.
(d) A photo of Alice teaching in a classroom. It is taken when she is in her thirties.

3. What does Alice's father do for a living?
(a) Alice's father is a researcher.
(b) Alice's father is a coal miner.
(c) Alice's father is a self-taught inventor.
(d) Alice's father is a vending machine repairman.

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

5. What reasons does Calvin give for stating that "Alice doesn't look like who she is"?
(a) Alice is known as the class beauty and most popular cheerleader in high school.
(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 seriously pampered and snooty in high school.
(d) Alice looks like a dietitian, but in actuality she is a talented writer.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which phrase best characterizes the relationship that Alice has with her parents?

2. In chapter two, how does Calvin characterize his behavior during his second meeting with Alice?

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

4. What is Alice's mother doing for a living when she meets Alice's father?

5. According to Calvin, which of the following best describes Alice at age fifty?

(see the answer key)

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