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

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

3. What does Mina do to cheer herself up, and to lift the spirits of those around her?

4. What is Alice's Law of Compensatory Cash Flow?

5. What assumption does Alice make before she marries Calvin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Alice's attitude toward cigarettes?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Alice believes that all people are capable of learning and can be taught new things, regardless of their background, provided they have the desire. Do you agree? Why or why not?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay in which you make an argument for or against the Alice Tax. Compare and contrast the Alice Tax with Alice's Law of Compensatory Cash Flow. Cite examples from the book in your response.

Essay Topic 2

Choose one of the following essay topics:

• Is there a thesis statement in Trillin's memoir? If so, state it, along with supporting evidence.

• Discuss the parallels between Dick Francis and his wife Mary, and Calvin Trillin and his wife Alice. What is the point Trillin is making here? In what ways does he circle back to this point again and again throughout the memoir?

• Discuss the significance of Alice's statement that Trillin is "never again as funny as you are that night" (pg. 14.) Is Alice challenging her husband with this statement? If so, in what way?

Cite examples from the book in your response.

Essay Topic 3

Explore the concept of love between a husband and wife in About Alice. Be sure to answer the following questions:

• How does Trillin portray his love for his wife?

• How does Trillin portray Alice's love for him?

• What is unique about their marriage? Is it a marriage of equals? Why or why not?

• What statement does Trillin's memoir make about his love for her?

Cite examples from the book in your response.

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