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Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to "Are Family Vacations Legal," what was illegal in forty-seven states?
(a) Heckling drivers from other states.
(b) Singing cheesy songs in the car.
(c) Pretending it was a mistake to leave one's child behind in a rest room.
(d) Crossing state borders without making a rest stop.

2. When must a game show contestant "stay on [their] feet?"
(a) When they have to do a reshoot.
(b) When they have to stand next to the lucky winner.
(c) When they have to run down the aisle.
(d) When they experience a coronary.

3. 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 stamps.
(c) The designer of the drive-up mailboxes.
(d) The one who decides the cost of shipping parcels.

4. For what reasons would one call legal aid on an exist ramp?
(a) To silence the children.
(b) To sue backseat drivers.
(c) To remove anyone who got sick in teh car.
(d) To dissolve a family relationship.

5. What did Bombeck cite as something that should never be considered "an act of war?"
(a) A baby splashing water on an adult.
(b) A baby waking up the parents by crying.
(c) A baby throwing food.
(d) A baby spitting up on one's shoulder.

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

7. What did Bombeck's son believe would happen if he followed his mother's wishes in "Search and Seizure Rights in the Laundry Room?"
(a) His clean clothes would get mixed up with his dirty clothes.
(b) He would never be able to find his socks again.
(c) His dresser would not close.
(d) His closet might explode.

8. To what does Bombeck compare children in "How to Speak Child Fluently?"
(a) Birds.
(b) Butterflies.
(c) Toy boats.
(d) Kites.

9. Of what would Bombeck find remnants of in handbags from her mother?
(a) Hair curlers.
(b) False eyelashes.
(c) Rouge.
(d) Lipstick.

10. What would amaze Bombeck about the game shows?
(a) The excitement of the winners.
(b) The game show host's cheesiness.
(c) The women's knowledge.
(d) The uniform beauty of the game show assistants.

11. What did Bombeck claim to do when she saw her daughter's ears were pierced?
(a) She grounded her daughter.
(b) Cry.
(c) Faint.
(d) Scream.

12. Which of the following is not a fad listed by Bombed as trends that she knew would soon go away?
(a) High-waisted pants.
(b) Pierced ears.
(c) Faux Asian apparel.
(d) Tube dress.

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 binder.
(c) Her son's shoestrings to his gym shoes.
(d) Her son's saxophone case.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When did Bombeck's son begin to believe that he was unappreciated by everyone?

2. In "Constitutionality of Drive-in Windows," what did Bombeck decide she would rather do as opposed to getting out of her car?

3. What impressed Bombeck most about contestant's knowledge?

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

5. Where did Bombeck find the pencil nub?

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