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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. For what reasons did Bombeck tear a strip of wallpaper down in "Warning: Families May Be Dangerous To Your Health?"
(a) She needed to find its match at the local hardware store.
(b) She was afraid that she had accidentally covered a treasured wall drawing from her child.
(c) She was growing tired of the pattern.
(d) She could not find paper and needed to write a note for her son.

3. What sort of bikini was a trend in "Fashions and Fads that Underwhelmed Me"?
(a) Three piece bikini.
(b) Diaper bikini.
(c) Pink polka dot bikini.
(d) One-piece bikini.

4. During "Search and Seizure Rights in the Laundry Room," what did Bombeck's son claim was impossible for him to do?
(a) Change his sheets more than once a month.
(b) Put his clean laundry away.
(c) Fold his shirts neatly.
(d) Shower nightly.

5. In "How to Speak Child Fluently," how did Bombeck feel about her son's paper?
(a) Humbled.
(b) Depressed.
(c) Amused.
(d) Excited.

6. What impressed Bombeck most about contestant's knowledge?
(a) The breadth of their knowledge.
(b) The amount of sheer luck.
(c) The singularity of their expertise.
(d) Their lack thereof.

7. In the theoretical game show scenario, what would the winning currency be?
(a) Yen.
(b) Pesos.
(c) Italian Lira.
(d) Francs.

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

9. In "Warning: Families May Be Dangerous To Your Health," what did Bombeck's son need to return to school?
(a) A binder.
(b) A note.
(c) His medical history.
(d) His psychological evaluation.

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

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

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

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

14. What did Bombeck once claim she would be if she did not emphasize the truthfulness in recounting her son's bad habits?
(a) A terrible mother.
(b) A traitor to women.
(c) An irresponsible writer.
(d) A liar.

15. In "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows," what did Bombeck decide she would rather do as opposed to getting out of her car?
(a) Take her business elsewhere.
(b) Grow longer arms.
(c) Send her child inside.
(d) Have her husband take care of the errands.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Bombeck's son bringing home at the end of "How to Speak Child Fluently?"

2. Where would the winning contestant's trip take them in Bombeck's game show scenario?

3. In Bombeck's analogy for children, why is their success bittersweet?

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

5. 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?

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