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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the headline in the magazine article in which Alice is featured as a model at the age of thirty-five?
(a) The picture of health.
(b) The beauty and the brain.
(c) About Alice.
(d) College instructor, mother and wife.

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

3. In chapter two, how much time passes between Calvin's first and second meeting with Alice?
(a) Three weeks.
(b) Two days.
(c) Two weeks.
(d) Two months.

4. Where does Calvin keep one of the photos of Alice from the article in chapter three?
(a) On his mantle.
(b) On his desk.
(c) On his bedside table.
(d) On his living room wall.

5. 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) King Lear.
(b) Romeo and Juliet.
(c) Hamlet.
(d) Macbeth.

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

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

8. In chapter three, Calvin includes a quote from a friend of Alice who speaks at her memorial service. Who is this person?
(a) Mary Francis.
(b) Mina Shaughnessy.
(c) Nora Ephron.
(d) Alice's father.

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

10. What is the headline for Alice's obituary in the Times?
(a) Educator, Author and Muse.
(b) College Instructor, Mother and Wife.
(c) Social Activist, Author and Muse.
(d) Educator, Wife and Mother.

11. In chapter three, who writes the article that accompanies the fashion spread in which Alice is featured?
(a) Alice Trillin.
(b) Mina Shaughnessy.
(c) Nora Ephron.
(d) Calvin.

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

13. What is written on the envelope in which Alice keeps special items?
(a) Memories.
(b) Treasures.
(c) Trillin Family Mementos.
(d) Important Stuff.

14. In what year does Alice die?
(a) 2006.
(b) 2001.
(c) 1976.
(d) 1990.

15. How old is Alice when she is asked to be photographed by Doug Kirkland and model spring fashions in a magazine?
(a) Twenty-two.
(b) Nineteen.
(c) Thirty-five.
(d) Fifty.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Calvin portray his wife Alice in books and magazine articles written before she dies?

2. At the end of chapter three, Calvin describes an event in Alice's life that takes her by surprise. What happens?

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

4. When does Calvin read the obituary of Dick Francis' wife?

5. Which statement best describes Alice's upbringing?

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