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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. Which one of the following statements is true?
(a) Mina Shaughnessy is a dietitian.
(b) Mina Shaughnessy is surgeon.
(c) Mina Shaughnessy is fourteen years older than Alice.
(d) Mina Shaughnessy is a medical technician.

2. What is the name of the City College program in which Alice teaches under-prepared students?
(a) SEEK.
(b) CITY.
(c) CUNY.
(d) STAT.

3. In chapter five, which person is mentioned as having volunteered at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp?
(a) Julie Andrews.
(b) Julia Roberts.
(c) Paul Newman.
(d) Emma Roberts.

4. In what publication is Alice's op-ed article on the subject of a smoking ban in New York City published?
(a) The Daily News.
(b) The Nation.
(c) The New Yorker.
(d) The Times.

5. In chapter six, Trillin states that Alice has a strong desire to ...
(a) Own a house.
(b) Own a white hat.
(c) Own a dog.
(d) Own a fur coat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Calvin not want to pay the contractor more money than he originally quotes for their home project?

2. What is the name of the club where Alice sometimes has lunch with her friend Wally Popolizio?

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

4. Why does Alice buy a fur coat?

5. What is the name of Alice's friend and colleague who has ovarian cancer?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Alice believe that "Herbie" deserves to be paid more than what he originally quoted for his contracting services?

2. According to Calvin Trillin, what makes a person an intellectual?

3. In chapter four, do you think Calvin Trillin is wise to not to take the advice of his colleague?

4. Does Alice ever exercise restraint when it comes to controversial subjects?

5. Describe what Alice means when she says that someone "doesn't have a nice life."

6. Compare Calvin Trillin's father to Alice's.

7. What is Alice's attitude toward spending money?

8. Why does Calvin Trillin show his wife Alice his rough drafts?

9. Describe the Trillins' trip to Japan. What does their disagreement say about their marriage?

10. Why does Alice think that marrying Calvin Trillin means she has to live a modest lifestyle?

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