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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where did Bombeck feel particularly self-conscious in "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows?"
(a) Pharmacies.
(b) Mailboxes.
(c) Banks.
(d) Restaurants.

2. What did Bombeck cite as being a problem with "The Star Spangled Banner?"
(a) The melody could hurt nonprofessional singers.
(b) Too many people do not know the words.
(c) The song is too long.
(d) Too many people deviate from the melody when singing it before a ballgame.

3. Of what would Bombeck find remnants of in handbags from her mother?
(a) Rouge.
(b) Hair curlers.
(c) False eyelashes.
(d) Lipstick.

4. What did Bombeck once claim she would be if she did not emphasize the truthfulness in recounting her son's bad habits?
(a) A terrible mother.
(b) A traitor to women.
(c) A liar.
(d) An irresponsible writer.

5. Who was Bombeck's son bringing home at the end of "How to Speak Child Fluently?"
(a) Surfer friends.
(b) Football teammates.
(c) New girlfriend.
(d) Mooching best friend.

6. What were Bombeck's friends' opinions on game shows?
(a) They used them to learn new facts.
(b) They were obsessed with them.
(c) They gambled on them.
(d) They believed they were bad you.

7. For what reasons did Bombeck tear a strip of wallpaper down in "Warning: Families May Be Dangerous To Your Health?"
(a) She could not find paper and needed to write a note for her son.
(b) She was afraid that she had accidentally covered a treasured wall drawing from her child.
(c) She was growing tired of the pattern.
(d) She needed to find its match at the local hardware store.

8. In Bombeck's imagined game show scenario, what would the woman initially win?
(a) A new car.
(b) A set of furniture.
(c) A large sum of money.
(d) An all-expenses paid vacation.

9. In the theoretical game show scenario, what would the winning currency be?
(a) Pesos.
(b) Francs.
(c) Italian Lira.
(d) Yen.

10. According to "Are Family Vacations Legal," what was illegal in forty-seven states?
(a) Heckling drivers from other states.
(b) Singing cheesy songs in the car.
(c) Crossing state borders without making a rest stop.
(d) Pretending it was a mistake to leave one's child behind in a rest room.

11. To what does Bombeck compare children in "How to Speak Child Fluently?"
(a) Butterflies.
(b) Toy boats.
(c) Birds.
(d) Kites.

12. What does Bombeck worry her son will never do?
(a) Marry.
(b) Leave their town.
(c) Find a career that makes him happy.
(d) Graduate college.

13. What did Bombeck claim to do when she saw her daughter's ears were pierced?
(a) She grounded her daughter.
(b) Faint.
(c) Cry.
(d) Scream.

14. Why would Bombeck's theoretical winning contestant have been disqualified from the coat?
(a) It would not have been in her size.
(b) It gifted to someone else.
(c) It was last year's style.
(d) It did not match her hair.

15. In "Kissing By Mutual Ratification," what is not one of the items listed as object for which a person should watch?
(a) Staples.
(b) Pins.
(c) Earrings.
(d) Toothpicks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Bombeck believe a baby should be allowed to decide?

2. What Washington bureaucrat did Bombeck decide she wanted to meeting in "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows?"

3. What did Bombeck's husband think of her analogy in "How to Speak Child Fluently?"

4. When "[staggering] the IRS men", what would a winning game show contestant be carrying?

5. When did Bombeck's son begin to believe that he was unappreciated by everyone?

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