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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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?
(a) Alice looks to her mother for advice on how to be a better parent.
(b) Alice takes care of her mother.
(c) Alice's mother does not accept the help of others.
(d) Alice leans on her mother.

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

3. 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) Nora Ephron.
(c) Alice's father.
(d) Mina Shaughnessy.

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

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

6. How many siblings does Alice have?
(a) Alice has a brother and a sister.
(b) Alice has two sisters.
(c) None, Alice is an only child.
(d) Alice has a twin sister.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Calvin's youngest daughter?

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

3. Where does Calvin keep one of the photos of Alice from the article in chapter three?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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