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Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the end of chapter three, Calvin tells a story about Alice in which she makes an annual trip to which of the following locations?
(a) Her best friend's grave.
(b) A summer home in Nova Scotia.
(c) A plant nursery in New Jersey.
(d) A brownstone in Greenwich Village.

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

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

4. What is the first book that Calvin writes after he meets Alice?
(a) A mystery novel.
(b) A romance novel.
(c) A biography.
(d) A collection of comic short stories.

5. 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.

6. In chapter two, how does Calvin characterize his behavior during his second meeting with Alice?
(a) A rough draft in need of edits.
(b) A boring college lecture.
(c) A desperate comedy routine.
(d) A winning job interview.

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

8. Where does Alice's father first meet Alice's mother?
(a) The Empire State Building.
(b) Greenwich Village.
(c) At a bowling alley.
(d) At a swimming pool.

9. In chapter two, what fact about Dick Francis and his wife does Calvin share with the reader?
(a) Francis and his wife meet at a magazine party.
(b) Francis' wife is a frequent character in her husband's books.
(c) Francis relies on his wife to help him produce his books.
(d) Francis is serious, and his wife never stops trying to impress him.

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

11. Who writes the condolence letter that makes Calvin laugh?
(a) Mina Shaughnessy.
(b) Dick Francis.
(c) Richard Harris.
(d) Roger Wilkins.

12. What is Alice's mother doing for a living when she meets Alice's father?
(a) Alice's mother is a secretary.
(b) Alice's mother is a teacher.
(c) Alice's mother is a model.
(d) Alice's mother is a novelist.

13. In what month and year does Calvin first meet Alice?
(a) August 1990.
(b) December 1963.
(c) April 1965.
(d) December 1976.

14. 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) College instructor, mother and wife.
(c) The beauty and the brain.
(d) About Alice.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Alice's maiden name?

3. Which statement best describes Alice's upbringing?

4. At which institution does Alice teach English in her mid-twenties?

5. According to Calvin, he never stops trying to do what?

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