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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Which phrase best describes Alice's religious views?
(a) Alice converts to Catholicism as an adult.
(b) Alice is a devout Jew who raises her children with traditional religious values.
(c) Alice is outspoken about her views on the importance of attending church as a family.
(d) Alice is somewhere between uninterested and hostile when it comes to religion.
2. According to Calvin, when is Alice at her "bossiest"?
(a) When she renovates her house.
(b) When she tells her daughters that smoking is not an option for them to consider.
(c) When she tells Calvin that his work on a book is not acceptable.
(d) When she is at work.
3. Which governor does Alice tease about being a Republican?
(a) Governor Mario Cuomo.
(b) Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
(c) Governor Olympia Snowe.
(d) Governor George Pataki.
4. Where does Calvin and Alice have a summer home?
(b) Nova Scotia.
(c) Long Island.
(d) Greenwich Village.
5. Trillin states that he is brought up in which city?
(a) San Francisco.
(c) New York City.
(d) Kansas City.
6. Which of the following statements about Alice is true?
(a) She hates cigarettes.
(b) She is a chain-smoker.
(c) She promotes the idea of cigarette lounges in New York City.
(d) She fights for smoker's rights.
7. What is one of Alice's pet peeves?
(a) Cigarette companies that give young people the impression that smoking is cool.
(b) Spending money on clothes.
(c) Getting speeding tickets.
(d) Traveling to foreign countries.
8. Why does Alice buy a fur coat?
(a) To wear during the cold Nova Scotia winters.
(b) To wear during the cold New York City winters.
(c) To wear to a fashion show.
(d) To wear on a trip to Alaska.
9. In chapter six, Calvin describes a home renovation project. Who acts as the project manager?
(a) Alice's father.
10. 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 financially well off, but physically ill people who "don't have a very nice life" ware not as attractive as she.
(c) People who "don't have a very nice life" are not as lucky as Alice and Calvin.
(d) People who "don't have a very nice life" are obscenely rich.
11. What is Alice's professional background?
(a) Alice is a model and actress.
(b) Alice is a politician.
(c) Alice is an English professor.
(d) Alice is a film editor.
12. In chapter five, Trillin states that he once gives a speech at the annual dinner for which organization?
(a) Yale Senior Society.
(b) The Yale Westchester Alumni Association.
(c) Yale-Newhaven Hospital.
(d) Yale University.
13. In what publication is Alice's op-ed article on the subject of a smoking ban in New York City published?
(a) The Nation.
(b) The Daily News.
(c) The New Yorker.
(d) The Times.
14. Trillin states that while on a trip to a foreign country, the main subject for discussion by American tourists is ...
(a) How much a melon cost.
(b) How much a hotel room cost.
(c) How much it rains.
(d) How much it snows.
15. What is one of the most negative words that Alice uses to describe a person?
Short Answer Questions
1. In chapter five, an article on what subject in the Times enraged Alice?
2. What is the name of the camp where Alice volunteers to work with seriously ill children?
3. According to Calvin, Alice believes which one of the following statements to be true?
4. What is the name of Alice's friend and colleague who has ovarian cancer?
5. What advice does Calvin receive in the 1960s from an older writer at work?
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