A Fistful of Fig Newtons Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was Howard's client?
(a) The NFL.
(b) Kraft Foods.
(c) General Motors.
(d) The National Lemon Growers Association.

2. What fact learned in class does the narrator still use in cocktail party conversations?
(a) Owls never sleep.
(b) Cows tip over easily.
(c) Bolivia exports tin.
(d) Mushrooms grow only at night.

3. What is the picture on the side of the bus that stops beside the narrator?
(a) A laundry detergent.
(b) A news anchor.
(c) A new movie ad.
(d) A tropical beach.

4. What was the narrator's mother cooking for dinner?
(a) Meatloaf.
(b) Tuna and noodles.
(c) Lasagna.
(d) Fajitas.

5. How did the narrator manage to escape taking the final Algebra exam?
(a) He solved an equation in front of the class.
(b) He got mono and was in the hospital.
(c) He transferred to another school.
(d) He tested out of taking the exam.

6. Who was the owner of the Igloo ice cream shop?
(a) Mr. Leggett.
(b) Mr. Hall.
(c) Mr. Larson.
(d) Mr. Levine.

7. Boys would order books recounting stories of ______________ from the Johnson Smith catalog.
(a) white slavery.
(b) the Underground Railroad.
(c) stamp collecting.
(d) woodworking.

8. How did the Igloo finally win the ice cream war?
(a) Added 20 new flavors.
(b) Started offering sandwiches too.
(c) Gave ice cream for free.
(d) Put a cherry on top of everything.

9. Who was the character in the Charmin bathroom tissue commercials?
(a) Mr. Whipple.
(b) Mr. Winston.
(c) Mr. McGregor.
(d) Mr. Rogers.

10. The archaeologists will probably think that TV commercials are some form of ______________.
(a) Mating ritual.
(b) Communism.
(c) Religion.
(d) Pornography.

11. What is one of the "get rich quick" products in the catalog?
(a) Mink farms.
(b) Candy cookers.
(c) Mushroom gardens.
(d) Envelope stuffing.

12. The exuberant colors, dancing, and music of the commercials have an element of ______________ about them.
(a) intergalactic communication.
(b) tribal worship.
(c) schizophrenic behavior.
(d) mating rituals.

13. What local landmark did the narrator see when returning to his hometown?
(a) Little League diamonds.
(b) Igloo ice cream parlor.
(c) Yankee soldier statue.
(d) Maid-Rite sandwich shop.

14. What caught on fire in the Kissell household?
(a) The electric blanket.
(b) The cat.
(c) The TV.
(d) The refrigerator.

15. What was the narrator's first class in high school?
(a) Latin.
(b) Algebra.
(c) Biology.
(d) Physics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Two words likely to be found on the bumper stickers of vans are love and ____________.

2. Why was the narrator always seated at the back of the class?

3. The term "lemon" when used to refer to a bad car began with a man who lost a race in ____________ in 1903.

4. What is the narrator's most common position in life?

5. Who does the narrator mention as a negative part of Van Culture?

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