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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Calvin, he never stops trying to do what?

2. Alice tells her husband that he peaks in which year?

3. According to Calvin, what leads to his success in courting Alice?

4. At the end of chapter three, Calvin describes an event in Alice's life that takes her by surprise. What happens?

5. How many siblings does Alice have?

Short Essay Questions

1. In chapter two, Calvin Trillin reveals that he never stops trying to impress his wife Alice. Give an example of this.

2. In what ways are Calvin Trillin and his wife Alice similar? In what ways are they different?

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

4. Discuss Calvin Trillin's use of humor in this memoir.

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

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

7. Does Alice believe she is accurately portrayed in Trillin's books and articles? Briefly describe why or why not.

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

9. What is the headline in Alice Trillin's obituary?

10. What reasons does Mina Shaughnessy give to justify her choice of clothing?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write the following essay from the first person point of view of Alice Trillin.

Part 1) Discuss your views on social activism.

Part 2) Why do you care so much about certain causes? Give a list of the ones that mean the most to you, and how you go about pursuing these causes.

Part 3) What do you hope to instill in your daughters through your social activism?

Part 4) What is wrong about being passive?

Essay Topic 2

In what ways does Alice express her gratitude throughout her lifetime? What reasons does she give for being grateful? Be sure to address the following:

• How does her sense of gratitude impact others in her life?

• Do you agree with Alice's assessment that she is a lucky person?

Cite examples from the book in your response.

Essay Topic 3

Write about the messages in this memoir about parenting.

Part 1) Does Calvin Trillin agree with his wife Alice about the importance of attending their children's school plays and eating dinner together? Why or why not?

Part 2) To what extent does Alice's parenting style differ from that of her husband?

Part 3) Why does Trilllin spend so much time on the subject of parenting in About Alice?

Part 4) Trillin provides brief glimpses into the points of view of Abigail and Sarah. What do their statements say about the parenting they receive?

Cite examples from the book in your response.

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