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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In chapter one, what object does Alice wave in the air following Calvin's speech?
(a) A pen.
(b) A shoe.
(c) A cigarette.
(d) A book.

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

4. How does Calvin portray his wife Alice in books and magazine articles written before she dies?
(a) The voice of reason.
(b) The cancer victim.
(c) The goofball.
(d) The wicked witch.

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 values Alice's opinion and wants to impress her.
(d) Calvin thinks it gives her an opportunity to improve her own writing.

6. According to Calvin, why does Alice take out bank loans in her twenties?
(a) Alice takes out bank loans to tide her father over when he is low on money.
(b) Alice takes out bank loans to invest in her father's vending machine invention.
(c) Alice takes out bank loans to pay for her cancer treatment.
(d) Alice takes out bank loans to finance her work with disadvantaged students.

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

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

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

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

11. According to Calvin, what leads to his success in courting Alice?
(a) His reluctance to speak.
(b) His pipe smoking and fame as a writer.
(c) His dumb luck and one or two deliberate moves.
(d) His dumb luck and good looks.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Alice's mother doing for a living when she meets Alice's father?

2. In what year does Alice die?

3. Which phrase best characterizes the relationship that Alice has with her parents?

4. How many siblings does Alice have?

5. What is Alice's reasoning for agreeing to be photographed in a fashion issue of a magazine?

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