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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What did Bombeck's son cite specifically as being an article of clothing he wears several times before washing it?
(a) His baseball jersey.
(b) His gym socks.
(c) His lucky underwear.
(d) His baseball hat.
2. What was Bombeck unable to find when her son needed a particular object to return to school?
(b) His birth certificate.
(c) His health card.
3. What was Bombeck's example of a typical topic on a game show?
(a) Pop psychology.
(b) Current Senators.
(c) Fuel formula.
(d) Brechtian theater.
4. To what does Bombeck compare children in "How to Speak Child Fluently?"
(a) Toy boats.
5. Why would Bombeck have felt self-conscious during "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows?"
(a) She knew she was being filmed in the drive-through lane.
(b) Her children were acting up.
(c) Her muffler was really loud.
(d) She could not figure out how to work the ATM.
6. For what offense would Bombeck not be convicted, according to "Register Camera Nuts?"
(a) Punishing her husband for pushing her too far after his camera prank.
(b) Running a red light.
(c) Refusing mugshots.
(d) Destroying her husband's camera.
7. 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 liar.
(c) A traitor to women.
(d) A terrible mother.
8. Ultimately, why would Bombeck's winner in her game show scenario have been disqualified?
(a) Losing too much money.
(b) Overshooting their bet.
(d) Winning after the show's daily runtime.
9. What was the name of Bombeck's son's paper?
(a) "Why My Mother Is The Funniest Person I Know."
(b) "Why My Mother Gave Me Independence."
(c) "Why My Mother Loves Me."
(d) "Things My Mother Taught Me."
10. In Bombeck's imagined game show scenario, what would the woman initially win?
(a) A large sum of money.
(b) A new car.
(c) An all-expenses paid vacation.
(d) A set of furniture.
11. Where did Bombeck feel particularly self-conscious in "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows?"
12. According to Bombeck, what was notable about using a shopping cart?
(a) It was geared towards taller shoppers.
(b) A child still needed to be buckled into their seat.
(c) Anyone could use one without qualifications.
(d) Once one begins to use a shopping cart, that person must then fill it up with groceries, necessary or not.
13. At the end of "How to Speak Child Fluently," where had one of Bombeck's children crashed a car?
(a) The garage door.
(b) The tree in their front yard.
(c) Their other car.
(d) The neighbor's mailbox.
14. What did Bombeck believe a baby should be allowed to decide?
(a) The baby should be allowed to decide whether they want a playdate.
(b) The baby should be allowed to decide whether they want to be passed around at parties.
(c) The baby should be allowed to decide whether to eat baby food.
(d) The baby should be allowed to decide whether they want to be dressed up all of the time.
15. When "[staggering] the IRS men", what would a winning game show contestant be carrying?
(a) Tickets to Paris.
(b) A large check.
(c) Keys to a new car.
(d) A bag of gold.
Short Answer Questions
1. After her son moves out, into what does Bombeck transform his bedroom?
2. What impressed Bombeck most about contestant's knowledge?
3. What sort of shoes did Bombeck find particularly painful?
4. What did Bombeck predict as being the future of game show contestants?
5. What did Bombeck once note about the features of a shopping cart?
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