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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. In chapter six, what does a carpenter named Frank tell Alice during her home renovation project?
(a) I underestimate the amount of money this project costs you.
(b) It's going to be worth the trouble. Your children grow up here.
(c) Sooner or later, we're all going to leave, and this is going to be your place.
(d) I broke the banister.
2. Trillin states that while on a trip to a foreign country, the main subject for discussion by American tourists is ...
(a) How much it rains.
(b) How much it snows.
(c) How much a melon cost.
(d) How much a hotel room cost.
3. What point is Alice trying to make when she says that someone "doesn't have a very nice life"?
(a) People who "don't have a very nice life" are obscenely rich.
(b) People who "don't have a very nice life" are not as lucky as Alice and Calvin.
(c) People who "don't have a very nice life" are obscenely rich.
(d) People who "don't have a very nice life" are financially well off, but physically ill people who "don't have a very nice life" ware not as attractive as she.
4. When Calvin and Alice fid themselves in a hotel room that is not as they expect, what do they do?
(a) They move to another hotel.
(b) They make the best of it.
(c) They complain to hotel management.
(d) They check out and immediately go home.
5. What is Alice's phrase for living in surroundings that are less than nice?
(a) Living like a graduate student.
(b) Living in squalor.
(c) A living nightmare.
(d) Living in a tree house.
6. According to Calvin, his wife enjoys spending money on which one of the following?
(a) Beautiful clothes.
(b) Fancy cars.
(d) Expensive jewelry.
7. In chapter four, an encounter is described taking place in an elevator between Alice and a young boy with cancer. What does he say about her type of cancer?
(a) "That's the worst kind."
(b) "That's bad."
(c) "That's a dragon you can't slay."
(d) "They treat that like the common cold."
8. What assumption does Alice make before she marries Calvin?
(a) She is very wealthy after she marries Calvin.
(b) She is the breadwinner in her marriage to Calvin.
(c) She has to make due with modest possessions after she marries Calvin.
(d) She is relatively well-off after she marries Calvin.
9. According to Calvin, when is Alice at her "bossiest"?
(a) When she renovates her house.
(b) When she is at work.
(c) When she tells Calvin that his work on a book is not acceptable.
(d) When she tells her daughters that smoking is not an option for them to consider.
10. What is the name of the City College program in which Alice teaches under-prepared students?
11. What is the name of the club where Alice sometimes has lunch with her friend Wally Popolizio?
(a) Tiro e Segno.
(b) The New York Bridge Club.
(c) The New York Health and Fitness Club.
(d) Italian-American Club.
12. In chapter five, an article on what subject in the Times enraged Alice?
(a) A cigarette smoking lounge.
(d) A cigarette smoking ban.
13. In chapter six, Calvin describes a home renovation project. Who acts as the project manager?
(b) Alice's father.
14. Calvin states that among married couples, the one who makes out the mortgage check is more like to do what?
(a) Be more cautious about spending money.
(b) Be more relaxed about spending money.
(c) Be more successful.
(d) Be more generous.
15. Which of the following best describes "Of Dragons and Garden Peas"?
(a) A New England Journal of Medicine piece written by Alice.
(b) A New Yorker piece written by Calvin Trillin.
(c) A film that Alice produces for PBS.
(d) A children's book that Alice reads to her daughters.
Short Answer Questions
1. According to Calvin, Alice believes which one of the following statements to be true?
2. Which woman serve as a personal and professional mentor to Alice?
3. Where does Calvin and Alice purchase their first home?
4. Why does Alice buy a fur coat?
5. In chapter six, Trillin states that Alice has a strong desire to ...
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