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Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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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. The children joined together to vote for __________.
(a) A canoe.
(b) A cat.
(c) A dog.
(d) A tree house.

2. 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 write in cursive.
(c) He attempted to teach them how to build a bird house.
(d) He attempted to teach them how to type.

3. What was a reason Dad drove the children to advance quickly in school?
(a) He wanted them to compete in national academic competitions.
(b) He wanted to brag to everyone about how smart his children were.
(c) He didn't do well in school himself, and he wanted his children to do better than he did.
(d) He wanted to get as many of them as possible through college before he died.

4. What did Mother and Dad disagree about?
(a) Mother didn't think the comment made by an onlooker was funny, but Dad was amused.
(b) Mother thought they should make the best of the outing, but Dad wanted to go home.
(c) Dad was not amused by the comment made by an onlooker, but Mother thought it was funny.
(d) Dad thought the children were very well-behaved during the outing, but Mother did not think so.

5. In Chapter 3, what did the children have to do before their big family outing in the Pierce Arrow?
(a) They had to wash their faces and brush their teeth.
(b) They had to conduct a fire drill.
(c) They had to finish their homework.
(d) They had to finish their chores.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following is not a reason that the family outing was a disaster?

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

3. How were paid chores assigned to the children?

4. What was the Family Council?

5. Why did Dad feel it was important to conduct a roll call before leaving on their family outing?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Dad name the family's first car the "Foolish Carriage"?

2. When the family went out for an excursion in their car, how did the children have to prepare?

3. What was the difference between Mother and Dad's views on child rearing?

4. What did "Visiting Mrs. Murphy" mean to the Gilbreth family?

5. How did Mother respond when a women mistakenly though the family was a group of orphans, and Dad played along?

6. By what method did Mother and Dad choose to run the household?

7. How did Lill earn a pair of roller skates when she was eight years old?

8. How did dad surprise the family with their first car?

9. Describe Frank Gilbreth, Sr.

10. What was the Family Council?

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