Cheaper by the Dozen Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 4-7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the children do before they left the area where they ate lunch?
(a) They sang songs together.
(b) They picked up all of the garbage, including the garbage left by other people.
(c) They took turns reciting things they had learned from Mother and Dad's lessons.
(d) They played a practical joke on Dad.

2. What was the family's code name for going to the bathroom in the woods instead of using a public restroom?
(a) "Visiting Mrs. Willow."
(b) "Visiting Mr. Tree."
(c) "Visiting Mr. Meadow."
(d) "Visiting Mrs. Murphy."

3. What was one thing that Dad would not allow?
(a) Others passing judgment on his family.
(b) Practical jokes.
(c) Rewards and treats for the children.
(d) The children to come to work with him.

4. Using a method he designed, what experiment did Dad conduct with the children?
(a) He attempted to teach them how to sing in harmony.
(b) He attempted to teach them how to type.
(c) He attempted to teach them how to write in cursive.
(d) He attempted to teach them how to build a bird house.

5. How did Dad find success and own his own contracting business by the age of 27?
(a) He followed in his father's footsteps, and he aggressively pursued a career in construction at a young age.
(b) He was a bricklayer, and he met a man who taught him how to be efficient and get promoted.
(c) He served as an apprentice to a man who owned a contracting business.
(d) He started as a bricklayer, and quickly rose in the ranks of construction by being an efficient worker.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is true about Dad's background?

2. Who was permitted to sit in the front seat for their big family outing?

3. How often did the Gilbreth family practice fire drills?

4. Although Dad was a strict taskmaster, this was tempered by __________.

5. What volunteer work was Mother involved in?

(see the answer key)

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