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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. What might the archaeologists think about people squeezing rolls of Charmin bathroom tissue?
(a) They are skeptical of the white rolls.
(b) They worship the white rolls.
(c) They love the white rolls.
(d) They use the white rolls for communication.

2. Sitting in his car, the narrator thinks about all the expressions about ___________ in the English language.
(a) The weather.
(b) Horses.
(c) Money.
(d) Politics.

3. The archaeologists may think that a dog in a commercial is a __________________.
(a) psychic.
(b) higher, sentient species.
(c) god.
(d) food source.

4. Of what do the kids at the back of the class live in fear?
(a) Thunderstorms.
(b) Fire drills.
(c) Air raid drills.
(d) Being called on.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which animals stun the archaeologists in the commercials?

2. The exuberant colors, dancing, and music of the commercials have an element of ______________ about them.

3. The archaeologists will probably think that TV commercials are some form of ______________.

4. What happened to the narrator's middle school diploma?

5. Why might the films found on Madison Ave. lead the archaeologists to think they are scriptures?

Short Essay Questions

1. What prompts the narrator's memory about the great ice cream war?

2. What has the NLGA done to try to counteract the negative perceptions of lemons?

3. What ironies does the narrator point out in the actuality of camper and van usage as opposed to the typical perceptions of the vehicles?

4. Why do people find items such as those found in the Johnson Smith catalog to be humorous?

5. With what does the narrator credit the Johnson Smith catalog for being and how will it stand up as an American culture artifact?

6. Who is Howard and why is he so depressed about the word "lemon"?

7. What prompts the narrator to think of the Johnson Smith catalog?

8. What is the imaginary Sociology lecture the narrator gives on car culture and describe the differences between the Camper Crowd and Van people.

9. How was the great Ice Cream War another example of brains vs. brawn in the narrator's life?

10. Why does the narrator attribute his academic doom to classroom seating?

(see the answer keys)

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