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Caroline Knapp
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long was it after the accident before Knapp finally stopped drinking?
(a) Three months.
(b) A year.
(c) Six years.
(d) Three years.

2. What does Knapp's memoir describe?
(a) The grief Knapp felt over the things she lost because of alcohol.
(b) The visions Knapp saw under the influence.
(c) The effect of her drinking on her relationships and emotions.
(d) The cost of the damage she caused by drinking.

3. How does Knapp respond when her mother confronts her with the empty bottle?
(a) She confesses.
(b) She enters rehab.
(c) She lies.
(d) She accuses her mother of hypocrisy.

4. What does Knapp find when she tries to identify the influence that made her an alcoholic?
(a) She identifies the childhood trauma that disposes her to alcoholism.
(b) She blames a society in which alcohol was ubiquitous.
(c) She realizes that her parents disposed her to alcoholism with their genes.
(d) It is impossible to pinpoint one influence.

5. How did alcohol affect Knapp?
(a) It made her sociable and wise.
(b) It trapped her in anger and depression.
(c) It filled her with rage and sorrow.
(d) It impaired her ability to grow.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Knapp wonder when she wakes up hung over, in bed with a strange man?

2. How old was Knapp when she fell in love with David?

3. Who would Knapp meet for drinks after work when she was younger?

4. When Knapp met her friend for drinks, how long would it take before the drinks kicked in?

5. What would Knapp compulsively ask herself when she was drinking?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would Knapp feel whenever her glass was filled?

2. How does Knapp strategize to hide her drinking at the end?

3. Describe Knapp's relationship with alcohol.

4. How does alcohol make Knapp feel while she is with her family?

5. What is Knapp's mantra?

6. What does Knapp realize during the last six months of her drinking?

7. How does Knapp's friend Elaine inadvertently help Knapp keep drinking?

8. Describe the yearning that drove Knapp to drink.

9. How does alcohol affect Knapp's relationships, emotions, and thoughts?

10. What does Knapp find surprising about alcoholics?

(see the answer keys)

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