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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. In "Gametime," how long did Bombeck watch game shows?
2. After her son moves out, into what does Bombeck transform his bedroom?
3. What did Bombeck's son believe would happen if he followed his mother's wishes in "Search and Seizure Rights in the Laundry Room?"
4. What was Jackie's husband's response when asked what the most embarrassing moment of their wedding had been?
5. How many people did Bombeck cite as being necessary for driving a shopping cart?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe two parts of Bombeck's vacation laws.
2. How did Bombeck's husband humorously skewer the idealization of her analogy in "How to Speak Child Fluently"?
3. What was the story behind the note in "Warning: Families May Be Dangerous To Your Healthy."
4. In Bombeck's theoretical game show, what would lead to the winning contestant winning a mink coat?
5. In "Warning: Families May Be Dangerous To Your Health," what were signs that Bombeck's son was growing up?
6. In "Joe Carter's Jubilance and Excitement Seminar," what are some of Bombeck's five aspects of decorum?
7. For what reasons was Bombeck always self-conscious about using the drive-in at a bank?
8. Why was Bombeck's son resistant to putting away his clean laundry?
9. What were Bombeck's beliefs about kissing?
10. What impressed Bombeck most about the women on game shows?
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
What is important to note about Bombeck's portrayal of different people, including her family, in her essays ? Discuss how her handling of these people reveal not only her love and respect, but her views on society. Develop a clear thesis statement and cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss Bombeck's relationship with her readers in the following format:
Part 1) Honesty and candor in writing.
Part 2) Discussion of universal truths amongst parents.
Part 3) Treating others with complete respect.
Part 4) Characterizing herself as confused.
Part 5) Practicing and discussing issues of morality and acceptance.
Cite specific examples from the text to support your answers.
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