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A Town Like Alice
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Question 1 of 10

What work do Jean and the other British women do following their march until the end of the war?

  • grow rice
  • build Japanese fortifications
  • sew uniforms
  • harvest bananas

Question 2 of 10

Whose baby does Jean care for during her march as a prisoner?

  • Mrs. Holland's
  • Mrs. Collard's
  • Mrs. Horsefall's
  • her own

Question 3 of 10

What is Joe's dying request of the Japanese commander?

  • chicken and beer
  • steak and whiskey
  • to see Jean again
  • nothing, he spits in his face

Question 4 of 10

What is Jean's profession before her inheritance?

  • a typist
  • a seamstress
  • a nanny
  • a shoe sales clerk

Question 5 of 10

Where do Jean and Joe determine they are going to get married?

  • Green Island
  • Willstown
  • Alice Springs
  • Kuantan

Question 6 of 10

By the end of the book, which of these is not a business owned by Jean in Willstown?

  • an ice skating rink
  • an ice cream parlor
  • a public pool
  • a hair salon

Question 7 of 10

For what crime is Joe Harman crucified?

  • Stealing chickens from a Japanese commander
  • Purposefully sabotaging Japanese trucks and delaying Japanese supplies
  • Attempting to escape from a POW camp
  • Refusing to bow to a visiting Japanese general

Question 8 of 10

From who does Jean first learn that Joe Harman is alive?

  • Well diggers in a Malayan village
  • Noel Strachan
  • an airplane pilot
  • Joe Harman himself

Question 9 of 10

What is Australian soldier Joe Harmon's nick name for Jean?

  • Mrs. Boong
  • Jeanie
  • Madame Native
  • Miss Patient

Question 10 of 10

Where does Jean Paget's initial fortune come from?

  • She inherits it from Douglas MacFadden
  • She inherits it from Noel Strachan
  • Her earnings from her first ice cream parlor
  • From an Australian solider she meets during WWII

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