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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Bombeck, what was notable about using a shopping cart?
(a) Once one begins to use a shopping cart, that person must then fill it up with groceries, necessary or not.
(b) It was geared towards taller shoppers.
(c) Anyone could use one without qualifications.
(d) A child still needed to be buckled into their seat.

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

4. 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.

5. Where would the winning contestant's trip take them in Bombeck's game show scenario?
(a) Rome, New York.
(b) Rome, Italy.
(c) Paris, Texas.
(d) Venice, Illinois.

6. What did Bombeck's son believe would happen if he followed his mother's wishes in "Search and Seizure Rights in the Laundry Room?"
(a) He would never be able to find his socks again.
(b) His clean clothes would get mixed up with his dirty clothes.
(c) His dresser would not close.
(d) His closet might explode.

7. 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?
(a) Teaching lessons.
(b) Humor.
(c) Punishment.
(d) Common sense.

8. From what months did Bombeck claim to always be cold?
(a) July until October.
(b) September until December.
(c) November until March.
(d) May until September.

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

10. Why did Bombeck dislike several fashion trends?
(a) They cheapened the fashion of an earlier decade.
(b) Her measurements are not proportional.
(c) She was too short.
(d) They were mostly for teenagers.

11. How many versions of "The Star-Spangled Banner" did Bombeck decide should exist?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) Five.
(d) Four.

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 lose their film.
(c) He pretended to take a picture of her first thing in the morning.
(d) He pretended all of their vacation photos were ruined.

13. What did Bombeck once note about the features of a shopping cart?
(a) The steering was off.
(b) One wheel was always loose.
(c) The basket was too small.
(d) It had no brakes.

14. In Bombeck's son's example of his mother's lessons in logic, what would prevent a child from not being allowed to go to the store?
(a) Getting anything lower than a B on their report cards.
(b) Getting a detention from the principal.
(c) Hurting themselves if they fall off their bikes.
(d) Wearing dirty clothes from the day before.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What sort of shoes did Bombeck find particularly painful?

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

3. In "Fashions and Fads that Underwhelmed Me," what aspect of fashion trends did Bombeck discuss?

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

5. What would amaze Bombeck about the game shows?

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