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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. In "Illegal Possession of Junk Food," what would Bombeck sell on a trial basis to trick kids into eating better?
(a) Milkshakes.
(b) Freshly baked cookies.
(c) Fresh vegetables.
(d) Fresh fruit.

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

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

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

8. Why would Bombeck have felt self-conscious during "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows?"
(a) Her children were acting up.
(b) She knew she was being filmed in the drive-through lane.
(c) Her muffler was really loud.
(d) She could not figure out how to work the ATM.

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

10. How did Bombeck sarcastically refer to the restaurant they walked into in "The Right to Declare War?"
(a) A house of horrors.
(b) A college dorm.
(c) A grocery store.
(d) A meat locker.

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

12. How many people did Bombeck cite as being necessary for driving a shopping cart?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Zero.
(d) Three.

13. What sort of shoes did Bombeck find particularly painful?
(a) Open-toed high heels.
(b) Platform shoes.
(c) Sandals.
(d) Gogo boots.

14. What did Bombeck's son cite specifically as being an article of clothing he wears several times before washing it?
(a) His gym socks.
(b) His baseball hat.
(c) His baseball jersey.
(d) His lucky underwear.

15. What law did Bombeck decide should exist in "Register Camera Nuts?"
(a) All cameras should subtract twenty pounds.
(b) The developers should throw away any unflattering pictures.
(c) A camera should shut off automatically when it falls into the hands of a child.
(d) There is a limit as to who could use a camera.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Bombeck cite as being a problem with "The Star Spangled Banner?"

2. Of what would Bombeck find remnants of in handbags from her mother?

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

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

5. Of what was the "fanny sweater" an example in "Fashions and Fads that Underwhelmed Me"?

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