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. Where does Calvin and Alice purchase their first home?

2. What is Alice's professional background?

3. In chapter six, Calvin describes a home renovation project. Who acts as the project manager?

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

5. Trillin states that while on a trip to a foreign country, the main subject for discussion by American tourists is ...

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Alice's attitude toward cigarettes?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on any one of the following aspects of Alice's beauty.

Part 1) Discuss the power and influence of Alice's beauty. How does it affect others? What opportunities does it afford her? What challenges does it bring?

Part 2) Alice is an outspoken, politically active woman who is a young woman during the time of the Feminism movement in the United States. Do you think that Alice's beauty and concern for her appearance make her unique in that context? If so, in what ways?

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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