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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Calvin portray his wife Alice in books and magazine articles written before she dies?
(a) The wicked witch.
(b) The goofball.
(c) The cancer victim.
(d) The voice of reason.

2. At which institution does Alice teach English in her mid-twenties?
(a) Hofstra Universtity.
(b) New York University.
(c) Wellesley College.
(d) Yale University.

3. What is the name of the magazine that hosts the party where Calvin first meets Alice?
(a) Times Magazine.
(b) Life.
(c) The New Yorker.
(d) Monocle.

4. In chapter one, Calvin includes an excerpt from a letter that Alice writes to a woman who is victimized. What Shakespeare play does she reference in her letter?
(a) Romeo and Juliet.
(b) Hamlet.
(c) King Lear.
(d) Macbeth.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is written on the envelope in which Alice keeps special items?

2. 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?

3. According to Calvin, what leads to his success in courting Alice?

4. In what year does Alice die?

5. What is the first thing that strikes Calvin about Alice when he sees her for the first time?

(see the answer key)

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