About Alice Quiz | Eight Week Quiz F

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 7-8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Alice's father grow up?
(a) Nova Scotia.
(b) Rural North Carolina.
(c) New York's Westchester County.
(d) New York City.

2. What is Alice's reasoning for agreeing to be photographed in a fashion issue of a magazine?
(a) Alice thinks it helps her parents receive better treatment by the nurses at the nursing home where they live.
(b) Alice thinks it helps her launch a modeling career.
(c) Alice thinks it is a good way to make money.
(d) Alice thinks it helps her husband receive better reviews of his work by critics.

3. What point is Alice trying to make when she says that someone "doesn't have a very nice life"?
(a) People who "don't have a very nice life" are obscenely rich.
(b) People who "don't have a very nice life" are not as lucky as Alice and Calvin.
(c) People who "don't have a very nice life" are obscenely rich.
(d) People who "don't have a very nice life" are financially well off, but physically ill people who "don't have a very nice life" ware not as attractive as she.

4. Which statement most closely resembles Alice's views, according to Trillin?
(a) If your child is in a school play, critique them after each performance to help them improve.
(b) If your child is in a school play and you go to every performance, your child never learns to be independent.
(c) If your child is in a school play, sit in the back row so you don't distract or embarrass your child.
(d) If your child is in a school play and you don't go to every performance, the county comes and takes the child.

5. What is the relationship between Alice and Mina Shaughnessy?
(a) They are colleagues but not friends.
(b) Alice is Mina Shaughnessy's mother.
(c) They are sisters.
(d) They are friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is one of Alice's pet peeves?

2. In chapter seven, Trillin includes an excerpt from a New Yorker article written by Alice. What is the subject of that article?

3. In chapter two, how much time passes between Calvin's first and second meeting with Alice?

4. Why does Calvin endorse Alice's policy about school plays?

5. In Calvin's second poem in chapter three, he likens Alice to which of the following?

(see the answer key)

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