About Alice Test | Final Test - Hard

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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, Alice has especially strong views about which of the following subjects?

2. Where does Alice once work?

3. Of the following, which one is an accurate statement of Calvin's views?

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

5. What is one of the most negative words that Alice uses to describe a person?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. In what ways are Calvin Trillin and Alice lucky?

7. In chapter six, explain Calvin Trillin's theory about the person who makes out the mortgage check in a marriage.

8. Explain the Alice Tax.

9. What is the SEEK program? Why is it important to Alice?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay explaining the secret that Alice learns from a little girl named L. at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. What special meaning does this lesson carry for Alice? In what ways is L. similar to Alice in the way she lives her life? Cite examples from the book in your response.

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

Both Abigail and Sarah grow up to have careers in social work.

• According to Trillin, which parent influence Abigail and Sarah more? Why?

• In what ways does this parent influence Abigail and Sarah?

Cite examples from the book in your response.

(see the answer keys)

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