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. In chapter five, Trillin states that he once gives a speech at the annual dinner for which organization?

2. Where does Alice once work?

3. In chapter five, which person is mentioned as having volunteered at the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp?

4. What is Alice's phrase for living in surroundings that are less than nice?

5. What point is Alice trying to make when she says that someone "doesn't have a very nice life"?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the one thing that Alice forbids her teenage daughters from doing?

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

4. Explain the Alice Tax.

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

6. In chapter five, following Alice's bypass operation, what warning does Alice's surgeon give Calvin Trillin?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the theme of money in About Alice.

Part 1) What is Alice's attitude toward spending money? (Include the Alice Tax and Alice's Law of Compensatory Cash Flow in your response.)

Part 2) What is Calvin's attitude toward spending money? (Include Calvin's theory on writing the mortgage check.)

Compare and contrast the views of Alice and Calvin regarding money. To what extent are they products of their respective upbringings? Is money a source of conflict for them?

Cite examples from the book in your response.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

In what ways does Trillin rely on his wife Alice in his professional life?

Part 1) What function does she have in Trillin's work routine?

Part 2) How is she portrayed in Trillin's writings?

Part 3) In what ways does Alice serve as a muse to her husband?

Cite examples from the book in your response.

(see the answer keys)

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