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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In chapter three, what is the name of the publication in which Alice is featured in a fashion spread?
(a) Monocle.
(b) The New Yorker.
(c) Times Magazine.
(d) Time.

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

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

7. Which phrase best characterizes the relationship that Alice has with her parents?
(a) Alice admires her parents and models her own parenting style on theirs.
(b) Alice's parents solve all of her problems for her.
(c) Alice acts as caretaker to her parents.
(d) Alice is spoiled. She is the center of her parent's lives.

8. Of the following, which does Calvin NOT list among those Alice frequently takes care of?
(a) Alice's parents.
(b) Cancer patients.
(c) Stray animals.
(d) Alice's children.

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

10. What does Alice's father do for a living?
(a) Alice's father is a vending machine repairman.
(b) Alice's father is a self-taught inventor.
(c) Alice's father is a coal miner.
(d) Alice's father is a researcher.

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

12. What is the theme of the poem at the introduction of chapter three?
(a) Alice's intellectualism.
(b) Alice's 61st birthday.
(c) Alice's views on taxation.
(d) Alice's 50th birthday.

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

14. 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) A brownstone in Greenwich Village.
(b) Her best friend's grave.
(c) A plant nursery in New Jersey.
(d) A summer home in Nova Scotia.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. According to Calvin, why does he show Alice everything he writes in rough draft?

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

4. What is the name of the magazine that hosts the party where Calvin first meets Alice?

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

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