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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 bad."
(b) "They treat that like the common cold."
(c) "That's the worst kind."
(d) "That's a dragon you can't slay."

2. According to Calvin, Alice has especially strong views about which of the following subjects?
(a) Foreign oil.
(b) Cigarettes.
(c) Animal rights.
(d) The environment.

3. Why does Alice buy a fur coat?
(a) To wear to a fashion show.
(b) To wear during the cold New York City winters.
(c) To wear on a trip to Alaska.
(d) To wear during the cold Nova Scotia winters.

4. Select the city in which Calvin and Alice have a disagreement about money.
(a) Tokyo.
(b) New York City.
(c) Rome.
(d) San Francisco.

5. What is the name of Alice's friend and colleague who has ovarian cancer?
(a) Mina Shaughnessy.
(b) Maggie Smith.
(c) Jane Maher.
(d) Annie Navasky.

6. What assumption does Alice make before she marries Calvin?
(a) She is very wealthy after she marries Calvin.
(b) She has to make due with modest possessions after she marries Calvin.
(c) She is the breadwinner in her marriage to Calvin.
(d) She is relatively well-off after she marries Calvin.

7. In chapter five, what does Calvin state about his conversation with Alice's doctor following her bypass operation?
(a) He has new reason to hope.
(b) He begins to feel scared.
(c) He is disappointed that Alice no longer is able to participate in charades.
(d) He is disappointed that Alice no longer is able to play tennis.

8. What is the Alice Tax?
(a) A fine assessed to her children when they behave badly.
(b) A fee that Alice charges her husband for reading his rough drafts.
(c) An idea to place a limit on how much money people keep for themselves.
(d) An idea for raising funds through college alumni associations.

9. In chapter five, an article on what subject in the Times enraged Alice?
(a) Shopping.
(b) A cigarette smoking ban.
(c) A cigarette smoking lounge.
(d) Cancer.

10. Alice serves on the board of what organization for children with cancer and other illnesses?
(a) SEEK.
(b) Transitions.
(c) Connecticut Woods.
(d) The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.

11. What is the name of the club where Alice sometimes has lunch with her friend Wally Popolizio?
(a) The New York Health and Fitness Club.
(b) Italian-American Club.
(c) Tiro e Segno.
(d) The New York Bridge Club.

12. According to Calvin, what is the definition of an intellectual?
(a) Someone whose instinct is to analyze anything that happens and try to make some sense of it.
(b) Someone who knows how to translate heuristics.
(c) Someone who knows the definition of holistic.
(d) Someone who knows the definition of holistic. Someone who translates fluently from the Toltec.

13. In chapter six, Calvin describes a home renovation project. Who acts as the project manager?
(a) Herbie.
(b) Alice's father.
(c) Alice.
(d) Frank.

14. 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.

15. According to Calvin, his father is appalled by what kind of people?
(a) People who can't even afford groceries spending money on a cleaning woman.
(b) People who can't even afford rent traveling to Italy.
(c) People who can't even afford sending their children to college spending money on fur coats.
(d) People who can't even afford a cleaning woman living in a house that has to be rented most summers to pay the taxes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Trillin states that his goddaughter marries into a family with some involvement in what kind of industry?

2. Where does Calvin and Alice purchase their first home?

3. In chapter five, Alice is quoted as saying the following about her mother:

4. In chapter six, Trillin states that Alice has a strong desire to ...

5. In chapter six, what does a carpenter named Frank tell Alice during her home renovation project?

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