The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Multiple Choice Test Questions

Bill Bryson
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Chapter 1, Hometown

1. About what decade of American life did Bryson write in this book?
(a) 1970s.
(b) 1960s.
(c) 1950s.
(d) 1940s.

2. Where did Bryson grow up?
(a) Columbus, Ohio.
(b) Bangor, Maine.
(c) Butte, Montana.
(d) Des Moines, Iowa.

3. Who was the Thunderbolt Kid?
(a) Bryson's arch enemy.
(b) Bryson's alter ego.
(c) Bryson's brother.
(d) Bryson's best friend.

4. What type of exercise did Bryson's father practice?
(a) Aerobics.
(b) Weight lifting.
(c) Pilates.
(d) Isometrics.

5. In what unusual place did Bryson's father practice his exercise?
(a) Airplanes.
(b) Hardware stores.
(c) Churches.
(d) Bathroom stalls.

6. For what publication did Bryson's father work?
(a) Sporting News.
(b) The Reader's Digest.
(c) The Des Moines Register.
(d) The Columbus Disptach.

7. What was Bryson's father's job at the publication?
(a) Managing editor.
(b) Sports writer.
(c) Photographer.
(d) Typesetter.

8. Where did Bryson get to accompany his father on business-related trips?
(a) Major League ballgames.
(b) Printing plants.
(c) Business openings.
(d) Museums.

9. Who was a person Bryson got to meet on one of these trips with his father?
(a) Willie Mays.
(b) Lyndon Johnson.
(c) Ed Sullivan.
(d) Captain Kangaroo.

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