About Alice Quiz | Eight Week Quiz G

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

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 cancer victim.
(c) The voice of reason.
(d) The goofball.

2. According to Calvin, what is Alice wearing when he sees her for the first time?
(a) A red hat.
(b) A black hat.
(c) A yellow hat.
(d) A white hat.

3. In chapter seven, Trillin includes an excerpt from a New Yorker article written by Alice. What is the subject of that article?
(a) Her will to live. She wants to live to see her daughters get married.
(b) The tricky art of gardening in Nova Scotia.
(c) Socialism in the United States.
(d) The objectification of women in Hollywood.

4. Calvin states that he and his wife disagree about which of the following details from the night when they first meet?
(a) The hat and the punch bowl.
(b) The hat and the pipe smoke.
(c) The food and the beverages.
(d) The pipe smoke and the glow.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How old is Alice when she is asked to be photographed by Doug Kirkland and model spring fashions in a magazine?

3. Which phrase best describes Alice's religious views?

4. What does Calvin believe Alice says about living twenty-five years after her cancer diagnosis?

5. Where is Abigail's wedding ceremony?

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