Cheaper by the Dozen Test | Final Test - Hard

Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Sr.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. When the Gilbreth children visit Mother's relatives, how did they behave at first?

2. Which of the following is true about when Dad first met Mother's family?

3. Why did Dad make the children swim every day?

4. While on the boat with the children, how did Dad fall overboard?

5. What is the title of Chapter 13, "Have You Seen the Latest Model?" referring to?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did the children get along with Mother's relatives in California?

2. What was it about Dad's passion for photography which bothered the children?

3. What did Dad attempt to do each year on their summer vacation, which caused tension between him and Mother?

4. What event prompted the children to loosen up and behave as they normally would?

5. What didn't Dad believe in, which he told the children they weren't allowed to do?

6. At what point in their relationship did Mother and Dad agree they would like a large family with twelve children?

7. When a psychologist came to visit, why did the children retaliate against her?

8. When the children arrived at Mother's relatives' home, how did they behave initially?

9. While the family was on summer vacation, what educational strategies did Dad employ?

10. How were the children trained to treat house guests?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dad was an efficiency expert who implemented many time-management techniques into the Gilbreth household. Cite at least three examples of this and discuss Dad's obsession for never wasting time.

Essay Topic 2

Mother and Dad had different views on how the children should be punished. Describe each of their preferred methods. Compare and contrast the methods.

Essay Topic 3

The book "Cheaper by the Dozen" became very popular around the world. Discuss the popularity of the book. Speculate on why people are drawn to the stories about the Gilbreth family.

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