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

Bill Bryson
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 12, Out and About.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why were all the students so sleepy in school?
(a) It was too hot inside.
(b) They ate big lunches.
(c) They had to get up too early.
(d) It was really boring.

2. What did Bryson discover about his mother from her college days?
(a) She was an exchange student.
(b) She was editor of the school newspaper.
(c) She was the National Honor Society president.
(d) She was prom queen.

3. What was something that Bryson's mother tended to forget?
(a) Where she put her keys.
(b) Driving directions.
(c) Her kids' birthdays.
(d) The safe combination.

4. What publication did most boys need to rely on to seem partially clothed girls?
(a) Hustler.
(b) Mail order catalogs.
(c) Medical supply books.
(d) National Geographic.

5. In what year was Bryson born?
(a) 1949.
(b) 1951.
(c) 1960.
(d) 1945.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did the movie in #73 come out?

2. About what decade of American life did Bryson write in this book?

3. What did Bryson and other boys especially look forward to at the venue in #147?

4. What was an insect that rose from the ground and could fly up someone's shorts?

5. Who did a huge belly flop off the diving board while on the outing?

(see the answer key)

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