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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. According to Calvin, he never stops trying to do what?
(a) Come out of his shell.
(b) Gain Alice's trust.
(c) Impress Alice.
(d) Remember what Alice is wearing the night he meets her.

5. How does Calvin characterize his father-in-law?
(a) Alice's father is realistic, responsible man.
(b) Alice's father is a sweet, optimistic man.
(c) Alice's father is pessimistic and irresponsible.
(d) Alice's father is cold and tightfisted with his money.

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

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

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

9. Calvin claims that the first time he sees Alice, he detects what quality about her heritage?
(a) Alice is European.
(b) Alice is Jewish.
(c) Alice is Swedish.
(d) Alice is Irish.

10. At the end of chapter two, Calvin states that he is reviewing the galleys of a book. What is the book's subject?
(a) Eating in New York restaurants.
(b) Riding a bus in New York.
(c) Parking in New York.
(d) Bicycling in New York.

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In chapter one, what object does Alice wave in the air following Calvin's speech?

2. Where does Alice's father first meet Alice's mother?

3. According to Calvin, what photo of Alice appears on the cover of the program at her memorial service?

4. In chapter three, Calvin includes an excerpt from an article that Alice writes about her parents. Which of the following statements summarizes the point makes in the excerpt?

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

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