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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Bombeck's son begin to believe that he was unappreciated by everyone?
(a) When he started college.
(b) When he became a teenager.
(c) When he became employed.
(d) When he got his driver's license.

2. What was Bombeck's example of a typical topic on a game show?
(a) Brechtian theater.
(b) Fuel formula.
(c) Current Senators.
(d) Pop psychology.

3. When must a game show contestant "stay on [their] feet?"
(a) When they experience a coronary.
(b) When they have to do a reshoot.
(c) When they have to run down the aisle.
(d) When they have to stand next to the lucky winner.

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

5. Who did Bombeck claim to have discovered as her clothing designer?
(a) Made in Taiwan.
(b) Inspector 56.
(c) K-Mart Brand.
(d) Number 32.

6. For what reasons would one call legal aid on an exist ramp?
(a) To sue backseat drivers.
(b) To dissolve a family relationship.
(c) To remove anyone who got sick in teh car.
(d) To silence the children.

7. During "Search and Seizure Rights in the Laundry Room," what did Bombeck's son claim was impossible for him to do?
(a) Change his sheets more than once a month.
(b) Shower nightly.
(c) Put his clean laundry away.
(d) Fold his shirts neatly.

8. What space flight did Bombeck mention in "Gametime?"
(a) Andromeda IX.
(b) The Challenging II.
(c) Memphis Hope I
(d) Russian Soyuz XI.

9. In "Gametime," how long did Bombeck watch game shows?
(a) Three days.
(b) Two hours.
(c) Several days.
(d) Several hours.

10. What was the name of Bombeck's son's paper?
(a) "Why My Mother Is The Funniest Person I Know."
(b) "Why My Mother Loves Me."
(c) "Things My Mother Taught Me."
(d) "Why My Mother Gave Me Independence."

11. What did Bombeck cite as something that should never be considered "an act of war?"
(a) A baby spitting up on one's shoulder.
(b) A baby splashing water on an adult.
(c) A baby waking up the parents by crying.
(d) A baby throwing food.

12. What joke did Bombeck's husband once play on her in "Register Camera Nuts?"
(a) He pretended to take a picture of her hips.
(b) He pretended to take a picture of her first thing in the morning.
(c) He pretended all of their vacation photos were ruined.
(d) He pretended to lose their film.

13. At the end of "How to Speak Child Fluently," where had one of Bombeck's children crashed a car?
(a) The tree in their front yard.
(b) The neighbor's mailbox.
(c) Their other car.
(d) The garage door.

14. In "Fashions and Fads that Underwhelmed Me," what aspect of fashion trends did Bombeck discuss?
(a) The shortness of trends.
(b) The way trends begin.
(c) The tendencies of trends to repeat.
(d) The disdain to those carrying on past trends.

15. In "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows," what did Bombeck decide she would rather do as opposed to getting out of her car?
(a) Grow longer arms.
(b) Have her husband take care of the errands.
(c) Take her business elsewhere.
(d) Send her child inside.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Where did Bombeck find the pencil nub?

3. Read the following statement: "When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don't come running to me." Of what is that statement an example in Bombeck's son's paper?

4. What did Bombeck discover about her son's return to school in "Warning: Families May Be Dangerous To Your Health?"

5. In "A Baby's Bill of Rights," for what offense would Bombeck assign a penalty?

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