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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What disease does Alice's mother suffer from?
(a) Ovarian cancer.
(b) Alzheimer's.
(c) Emphysema.
(d) Lung cancer.

2. What is Alice's maiden name?
(a) Francis.
(b) Willkins.
(c) Stewart.
(d) Monocle.

3. What reasons does Calvin give for stating that "Alice doesn't look like who she is"?
(a) Alice looks like a dietitian, but in actuality she is a talented writer.
(b) Alice is known as the class beauty and most popular cheerleader in high school.
(c) Alice is seriously pampered and snooty in high school.
(d) Alice is not pampered or snooty, despite the fact that she grows up in an affluent town and attends a prestigious college.

4. In chapter three, what is the name of the publication in which Alice is featured in a fashion spread?
(a) Times Magazine.
(b) The New Yorker.
(c) Time.
(d) Monocle.

5. What is the name of the Calvin's eldest daughter?
(a) Abigail.
(b) Maggie.
(c) Mary.
(d) Sarah.

6. What is the name of Calvin's youngest daughter?
(a) Sarah.
(b) Isabelle Alice.
(c) Maggie.
(d) Abigail.

7. What is the first thing that strikes Calvin about Alice when he sees her for the first time?
(a) Alice is talkative.
(b) Alice looks more alive than anyone he sees.
(c) Alice is so very pretty.
(d) Alice is opinionated.

8. In the days when he is renovating his home, Trillin has this quote above his typewriter.
(a) "Money doesn't grow on trees."
(b) "Words Is Money."
(c) "Time is money."
(d) "Writing doesn't pay."

9. 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 is a good way to make money.
(c) Alice thinks it helps her husband receive better reviews of his work by critics.
(d) Alice thinks it helps her launch a modeling career.

10. Where does Alice attend college?
(a) City University of New York.
(b) New York University.
(c) Hofstra University.
(d) Wellesley College.

11. According to Calvin, what kinds of men are attracted to Alice?
(a) Lawyers.
(b) Guys with pipes.
(c) Comedians.
(d) Contractors.

12. 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) Macbeth.
(d) King Lear.

13. In Calvin's second poem in chapter three, he likens Alice to which of the following?
(a) A fast driver.
(b) A lass from Generation X.
(c) A World War II nurse.
(d) A dietitian in sensible shoes.

14. According to Calvin, what does Alice exclaim when encountering a deer in a forest?
(a) "Beauty!"
(b) "Where is my camera?"
(c) "Wowsers!"
(d) "Rodent!"

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How many siblings does Alice have?

3. Calvin claims that the first time he sees Alice, he detects what quality about her heritage?

4. How does Calvin describe the impact of Alice's beauty on her life?

5. What is the name of the magazine that hosts the party where Calvin first meets Alice?

(see the answer keys)

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