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

Bill Bryson
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Multiple Choice

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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