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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Where does Alice spend her childhood?
(a) Alice grows up in Greenwich and Nova Scotia.
(b) Alice grows up in Greenhaven and Harrison, New York.
(c) Alice grows up in New York City and New Jersey.
(d) Alice grows up in North Carolina and Long Island.
2. What is written on the envelope in which Alice keeps special items?
(a) Trillin Family Mementos.
(d) Important Stuff.
3. Where does Alice attend college?
(a) New York University.
(b) Wellesley College.
(c) Hofstra University.
(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?
(b) Times Magazine.
(d) The New Yorker.
5. According to Calvin, why does Alice take out bank loans in her twenties?
(a) Alice takes out bank loans to tide her father over when he is low on money.
(b) Alice takes out bank loans to finance her work with disadvantaged students.
(c) Alice takes out bank loans to pay for her cancer treatment.
(d) Alice takes out bank loans to invest in her father's vending machine invention.
Short Answer Questions
1. Calvin states that he never sees Alice read which type of magazine?
2. What is the name of the Calvin's eldest daughter?
3. What is the name of Calvin's youngest daughter?
4. Where does Alice's father grow up?
5. Calvin states that he and his wife disagree about which of the following details from the night when they first meet?
Short Essay Questions
1. Calvin Trillin states that from the day he meets Alice, he never stops trying to impress her. Why?
2. In what ways are Alice's looks, coupled with the superficial facts about her background, misleading?
3. What event causes Alice to feel as though she loses her looks?
4. In chapter one, the reader learns that there is one condolence letter that makes Calvin Trillin laugh. Why?
5. In chapter one, Calvin Trillin states that the stories he writes about his family can be compared what kinds of television shows?
6. When Calvin Trillin describes the first time he sees Alice in chapter two, what does he say is the first thing that strikes him about her? Is it simply her attractiveness, or something else?
7. In chapter one, Trillin reveals that although his readers become familiar with Alice as a sensible, somewhat serious character in his books and articles, they never really know her. Why?
8. In chapter three, Calvin Trillin explains that Alice's role as caretaker to her parents has a positive impact on her life. How?
9. What are some of the adversities Alice faces throughout her life?
10. In chapter two, Calvin Trillin draws a parallel in the relationship between the novelist Dick Francis and his late wife Mary and Trillin's own marriage to Alice. Explain.
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