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Alison Bechdel
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The title of Chapter 2: "A Happy Death," alludes to a novel written by what author?
(a) Ernest Hemingway.
(b) Albert Camus.
(c) James Joyce.
(d) F. Scott Fitzgerald.

2. Of her father, the author writes in Chapter 1, "... my brothers and I were free labor. Dad considered us extensions of his own body, like" what?
(a) "Gilded wings."
(b) "Enslaved legs and arms."
(c) "Precision robot arms."
(d) "Hairy fingertips."

3. Where did the author convince her parents to buy her hiking boots during their trip to Europe in her childhood?
(a) France.
(b) Norway.
(c) Italy.
(d) Switzerland.

4. What is the name of the author's brother who is a year younger than her?
(a) Peter.
(b) Christian.
(c) John.
(d) Paul.

5. Who is the author of The Well of Loneliness?
(a) Elsa Gidlow.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) Radclyffe Hall.
(d) Morris Townsend.

6. Who is the heroine in Henry James's The Portrait of a Lady?
(a) Edna Waldrop.
(b) Isabel Archer.
(c) Marie Antoinette.
(d) Emily Wharton.

7. What aromas does the author describe her father having smelled of in Chapter 1?
(a) Laundry soap, wool, and attic dust.
(b) Sawdust and sweat and designer cologne.
(c) Fish, eggs, and laundry.
(d) Car grease and toothpaste and soap.

8. Who is the babysitter that Alison Bechdel's mother described her father having an affair with during their phone call in Chapter 3?
(a) Roger.
(b) Jack.
(c) James.
(d) Roy.

9. The author compares her aesthetic to her father's in Chapter 1, saying that she was Spartan to her father's what?
(a) Athenian.
(b) Egyptian.
(c) Egalitarian.
(d) Victorian.

10. What author had Bruce Bechdel become immersed in the year before he died?
(a) Ernest Hemingway.
(b) James Joyce.
(c) F. Scott Fitzgerald.
(d) Marcel Proust.

11. What is the name of the author's youngest brother?
(a) Peter.
(b) Paul.
(c) John.
(d) Christian.

12. The author says in Chapter 1 that being raised by her father was not like being raised by Jimmy Stewart but by whom?
(a) Amanda Stewart.
(b) Donna Reed.
(c) Bette Davis.
(d) Martha Stewart.

13. Why did the author complain about the wallpaper her father chose for her room in Chapter 1?
(a) It was green and white dots.
(b) It was solid red.
(c) It was blue with stripes.
(d) It was pink with flowers.

14. Where was the author in Europe when she convinced her parents for the right to trade a tank suit for shorts at the beach?
(a) Cannes.
(b) Amsterdam.
(c) Paris.
(d) London.

15. Who is the author of Delta of Venus?
(a) Emily Dickinson.
(b) Radclyffe Hall.
(c) Anaïs Nin.
(d) Elsa Gidlow.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Bruce Bechdel born?

2. In what role was the author's mother performing in the play when she met her husband?

3. How did the author's father die?

4. How many gestures of affection does the author describe witnessing between her parents in Chapter 3?

5. Where did the author's mother study acting?

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