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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Bombeck's focus in "At What Age Is a Child Capable of Dressing Himself"?
(a) Her brothers.
(b) Her husband.
(c) Her children.
(d) Her best friend's sons.

2. During "Primer for Imaginative Children," what should children watch out for with their dog?
(a) They must remember to feed their dog.
(b) They must take the dog outside whenever he needs to.
(c) They must make sure the dog does not jump the fence.
(d) They must make sure the dog stays off of the furniture.

3. What was Bombeck worried that scientists would discover?
(a) Lettuce was fattening.
(b) Pantyhose would be bad for you.
(c) Exercise decreased one's lifespan.
(d) Wine had no health benefits.

4. What did Bombeck claim people only saw when discussing Tom Suggs and his career?
(a) People claimed he had the perfect opportunity to be unfaithful to his wife.
(b) The downside to being away from one's family.
(c) The positive side of constantly travelling.
(d) People believed he was thoughtless when going on business trips.

5. For what reasons did people believe Lorraine Suggs had the perfect life?
(a) She never had to deal with her neglectful husband.
(b) Her children always kept the house perfectly clean and had their homework done every night.
(c) Her children were never in trouble.
(d) She was able to get out of the house once in awhile.

6. According to Bombeck, what was not necessary for tennis?
(a) Concentration.
(b) Speed.
(c) Knowledge of the sport.
(d) Coordination.

7. Why did Bombeck want to recognize Tom Suggs in her column?
(a) His dedication to his career.
(b) His decision to sacrifice his marriage for his children.
(c) His ability to discipline his children from across the country.
(d) His ability to relieve his wife's depression.

8. Why were operations discouraged in "Primer for the Imaginative Children?"
(a) Too many people were using superfluous operations as an excuse for a vacation.
(b) The employee was hired in complete condition and, thus, must stay that way.
(c) The operations cost the company too much money.
(d) Employers no longer believed in surgery.

9. What did Bombeck's butcher begin to offer her in "Have a Good Day?"
(a) An apprenticeship.
(b) Cooking lessons.
(c) Motorcycle lessons.
(d) A low price on good cuts of meat.

10. What has Bombeck's family not mastered in "Is There Life After Mine?"
(a) Taking messages on the phone.
(b) Table manners.
(c) Basic household chores.
(d) Listening to her.

11. Who was "I. Dunno," according to Bombeck?
(a) The daily weather.
(b) A spoiled kid.
(c) The dog.
(d) Their homework assignments.

12. What does Bombeck claim is the purpose of "If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?"
(a) Escaping reality.
(b) Living the better life.
(c) Survival.
(d) Exercising the mind.

13. How did Bombeck claim to use to help thaw out pork chops?
(a) The heat of her underarms.
(b) Her windowsill in the sunroom.
(c) Her bathtub.
(d) Her furnace.

14. Which of the following choices did Bombeck's family apparently struggle with when it came to cooking?
(a) Understanding that they must wash their hands after handling raw meat.
(b) Eating enough vegetables.
(c) Putting the food in the pan when it was time to heat it up.
(d) Rinsing the vegetables before consumption.

15. In "White Socks in a Pantyhose World," what did Bombeck admit to being?
(a) A bad cook.
(b) A total gossip.
(c) A natural born leader.
(d) A worrier.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Bombeck noticed that her children's appearances were particularly disheveled one day, what was the occasion?

2. What was Bombeck's final pet peeve with her husband in "If You Thought the Wedding Was Bad"?

3. According to Bombeck in "Primer for Imaginative Children," what can food from the refrigerator not do?

4. What would drive a mother crazy if the child were to meet that parent at the door with this?

5. What did most people tell Lorraine Suggs about her situation with her family?

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