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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 way trends begin.
(c) The tendencies of trends to repeat.
(d) The shortness of trends.

3. What did Bombeck's son cite specifically as being an article of clothing he wears several times before washing it?
(a) His baseball hat.
(b) His lucky underwear.
(c) His baseball jersey.
(d) His gym socks.

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

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

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

7. What does Bombeck worry her son will never do?
(a) Leave their town.
(b) Marry.
(c) Find a career that makes him happy.
(d) Graduate college.

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

9. When did Bombeck's son begin to believe that he was unappreciated by everyone?
(a) When he became employed.
(b) When he became a teenager.
(c) When he got his driver's license.
(d) When he started college.

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

11. 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) Have her husband take care of the errands.
(c) Grow longer arms.
(d) Send her child inside.

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

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

14. What sort of shoes did Bombeck find particularly painful?
(a) Gogo boots.
(b) Platform shoes.
(c) Open-toed high heels.
(d) Sandals.

15. 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) Hurting themselves if they fall off their bikes.
(c) Wearing dirty clothes from the day before.
(d) Getting a detention from the principal.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In Bombeck's imagined game show scenario, what would the woman initially win?

3. In "Kissing By Mutual Ratification," what is not one of the items listed as object for which a person should watch?

4. In "How to Speak Child Fluently," how did Bombeck feel about her son's paper?

5. What did Bombeck's husband think of her analogy in "How to Speak Child Fluently?"

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