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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In chapter three, who writes the article that accompanies the fashion spread in which Alice is featured?
(a) Nora Ephron.
(b) Mina Shaughnessy.
(c) Calvin.
(d) Alice Trillin.

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

5. 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.

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

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

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

9. Which statement best describes Alice's upbringing?
(a) Alice is not popular in school. She is the class brain and is virtually never asked out.
(b) Alice is a pampered and wealthy girl who is captain of her cheerleading team.
(c) Alice is poor and lives in squalor in a basement apartment in New York City.
(d) Alice is spoiled. She grows up in a house with a backyard swimming pool and a basement bowling alley.

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

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

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

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

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

15. According to Calvin, what photo of Alice appears on the cover of the program at her memorial service?
(a) A photo of Alice teaching in a classroom. It is taken when she is in her thirties.
(b) A photo of Alice gardening. It is taken when she is in her forties.
(c) A photo of Alice taken in Italy. It is taken when she is in her fifties.
(d) A photo of Alice wearing a hat. It is taken when she is in her twenties.

Short Answer Questions

1. Calvin states that he and his wife disagree about which of the following details from the night when they first meet?

2. According to Calvin, what leads to his success in courting Alice?

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

4. In Calvin's second poem in chapter three, he likens Alice to which of the following?

5. When does Calvin read the obituary of Dick Francis' wife?

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