The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Bill Bryson
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, The Age of Excitement.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was another natural threat during Bryson's childhood days?
(a) Sun poisoning.
(b) Poison sumac.
(c) Floods.
(d) Lightning.

2. What appliance was treated like a treasured guest in the Bryson household?
(a) Juicer.
(b) Electric can opener.
(c) Dryer.
(d) Refrigerator.

3. Who was Bryson's brother?
(a) Ricky.
(b) Don.
(c) Steve.
(d) Michael.

4. What did Bryson say was a myth about childhood?
(a) Time goes by fast.
(b) Every day is an adventure.
(c) Any Christmas gift is the best.
(d) Every birthday is happy.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What unusual physical characteristic did Bryson's uncle have?

2. Who was Bryson's sister?

3. Where did Bryson and his mother go every Friday?

4. Who was the Thunderbolt Kid?

5. What did the Thunderbolt Kid do to the man who drank out of Bryson's glass at Toddle House?

(see the answer key)

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