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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Bombeck and her husband wish to do in "Why Can't We Have Our Own Apartment?"
2. What was Bombeck's final pet peeve with her husband in "If You Thought the Wedding Was Bad"?
3. What trends did Bombeck claim she had a hard time accepting fully in "Have a Good Day"?
4. What was I.Dunno incapable of doing on time?
5. What was the best way to stall in tennis by Bombeck's standards?
Short Essay Questions
1. What was Bombeck's reaction to her daughter's announcement about the bill in Congress in "Have a Good Day?"
2. What was the purpose of the article about the female architect and how did it make Bombeck feel as a result?
3. According to "Primer for Imaginative Children," what had become the typical office's stance on doctor's appointments and surgeries?
4. What did Bombeck point out about people's perceptions of Tom and Lorraine Suggs?
5. Who is Lorraine Suggs?
6. According to "If You Thought the Wedding Was Bad," what were some of the differences between men and women that should be discussed prior to the wedding?
7. Describe Bombeck's tennis tips in "The Varicose Open."
8. Discuss I. Dunno.
9. What were some of the basic tasks that Bombeck's family were unable to perform in "Is There Life After Mine?"
10. In "White Socks in a Pantyhose World," what did Bombeck worry about?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss how Bombeck's success as a columnist was directly tied to the time period in which she wrote. Analyze the criticism she faced for her gender and seeming lack of feminism. Develop a clear thesis statement in order to discuss these questions and cite specific examples from the text to help support your answers.
Essay Topic 2
Analyze Bombeck's persona. Focus on her neuroses, intelligence, and how she claimed to have been frequently perplexed by her family and society. Develop a clear thesis statement and cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Bombeck's stance on holding respect for others in the following format:
Part 1) Respect between parents and children.
Part 2) A Baby's Bill of Rights.
Part 3) The artificiality of the media.
Part 4) The woman on the airplane in "Are You Listening?"
Part 5) Her relationships with her children, husband, and mother.
Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
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