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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. In "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows," which of the following is not one of the places Bombeck listed as examples of when to use a drive-through window?
(a) Mailbox.
(b) Pharmacy.
(c) Bank.
(d) Restaurant.

4. For what offense would Bombeck not be convicted, according to "Register Camera Nuts?"
(a) Refusing mugshots.
(b) Punishing her husband for pushing her too far after his camera prank.
(c) Running a red light.
(d) Destroying her husband's camera.

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

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

7. Per the aspect of decorum, how must a winning contestant act when they win a car?
(a) Disappointed.
(b) Hysterical.
(c) Emotional.
(d) Nonchalent.

8. In Bombeck's analogy for children, why is their success bittersweet?
(a) They will never come home again.
(b) A mother no longer knows their children best.
(c) They will soon break free.
(d) They will not need to rely exclusively on you anymore.

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

10. What did Bombeck discover about her son's return to school in "Warning: Families May Be Dangerous To Your Health?"
(a) He had been expelled.
(b) He was using the note to get her signature for something else.
(c) He had decided to switch schools without telling her.
(d) He forgot about the note, showing it was not necessary.

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

12. For how many meals did Bombeck's son claim to have capacity?
(a) Seven.
(b) Eight.
(c) Five.
(d) Six.

13. 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) Send her child inside.
(c) Take her business elsewhere.
(d) Have her husband take care of the errands.

14. After her son moves out, into what does Bombeck transform his bedroom?
(a) A guest room.
(b) A television room.
(c) A storage space.
(d) An exercise room.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What joke did Bombeck's husband once play on her in "Register Camera Nuts?"

3. What did Bombeck's son cite specifically as being an article of clothing he wears several times before washing it?

4. To what does Bombeck compare children in "How to Speak Child Fluently?"

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

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