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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. When "[staggering] the IRS men", what would a winning game show contestant be carrying?
(a) Keys to a new car.
(b) Tickets to Paris.
(c) A large check.
(d) A bag of gold.

5. What Washington bureaucrat did Bombeck decide she wanted to meeting in "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows?"
(a) The one who decided post offices should always be located far away from populated areas.
(b) The designer of the drive-up mailboxes.
(c) The one who decides the cost of shipping parcels.
(d) The designer of the stamps.

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

7. What did Bombeck's child need in order to come home from college in "How to Speak Child Fluently?"
(a) A promise to not try to enforce a curfew.
(b) A bed.
(c) Car.
(d) Money.

8. In "A Baby's Bill of Rights," for what offense would Bombeck assign a penalty?
(a) Dressing the baby like a doll.
(b) Waking the baby to show him off to visitors.
(c) Using baby talk.
(d) Tossing the baby in the air after eating.

9. Ultimately, why would Bombeck's winner in her game show scenario have been disqualified?
(a) Losing too much money.
(b) Fainting.
(c) Winning after the show's daily runtime.
(d) Overshooting their bet.

10. Of what was the "fanny sweater" an example in "Fashions and Fads that Underwhelmed Me"?
(a) Trends that she fervantly supported.
(b) Trends that ended before they started.
(c) Trends that she never understood.
(d) Trends that made Bombeck lose interest in fashion.

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

12. 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) Punishment.
(c) Common sense.
(d) Humor.

13. Where did Bombeck find the dried French fry in "Warning: Families May Be Dangerous To Your Health?"
(a) Her son's backpack.
(b) Her son's shoestrings to his gym shoes.
(c) Her son's binder.
(d) Her son's saxophone case.

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

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) Earrings.
(c) Toothpicks.
(d) Pins.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Bombeck, what was notable about using a shopping cart?

2. Which of the following is not a fad listed by Bombed as trends that she knew would soon go away?

3. What was Bombeck's example of a typical topic on a game show?

4. In "Warning: Families May Be Dangerous To Your Health," what did Bombeck's son need to return to school?

5. In "Illegal Possession of Junk Food," what would Bombeck sell on a trial basis to trick kids into eating better?

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