The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid Test | Final Test - Easy

Bill Bryson
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Discoveries about his parents' successes made Bryson revise the story of _____________.
(a) his achievements.
(b) his parentage.
(c) his school days.
(d) their courtship.

2. Who launched the first satellite into space?
(a) The Soviets.
(b) Germany.
(c) China.
(d) America.

3. What college did Bryson attend for a short time?
(a) Notre Dame University.
(b) San Diego State.
(c) University of Minnesota.
(d) Drake University.

4. Which friend went to college in California?
(a) Jed Mattes.
(b) Milton Milton.
(c) Buddy Doberman.
(d) Chuck Morrison.

5. What weather condition was a threat to the area?
(a) Hurricanes.
(b) Earthquakes.
(c) Blizzards.
(d) Tornadoes.

6. What nationality was the doctor who Bryson's parents took him to?
(a) German.
(b) Cuban.
(c) Italian.
(d) Irish.

7. Students at the high school became preoccupied with _____________.
(a) drinking.
(b) LSD.
(c) marijuana.
(d) smoking.

8. What item at school did Bryson like for its intoxicating scent?
(a) Floor was.
(b) Memeograph paper.
(c) Chalk.
(d) Lemon cleanser.

9. How old was Bryson when he broke the body part in #133?
(a) 12.
(b) 4.
(c) 17.
(d) 9.

10. Where did Bryson's grandparents go nearly every night in the summer?
(a) Potluck dinners.
(b) Ice cream shop.
(c) Drive-in movie.
(d) VFW hall.

11. Who did Bryson say was the smartest person he ever met?
(a) Scooter Jones.
(b) Chuck Morrison.
(c) Eddie Franklin.
(d) Doug Willoughby.

12. Where did the Brysons spend a night in a cheap hotel?
(a) Chicago.
(b) Bloomington.
(c) Detroit.
(d) Harlem.

13. Who was the only former member of the club in #164 who was allowed to remain?
(a) Doug.
(b) Chuck.
(c) Eddie.
(d) Milton Milton.

14. Which friend appeared in Bryson's book, A WALK IN THE WOODS?
(a) Doug Willoughby.
(b) Chuck Morrison.
(c) Stephen Katz.
(d) Milton Milton.

15. Which of the following did Bryson always forget to bring to school?
(a) His lunch.
(b) His homework assignment.
(c) His signed report card.
(d) Valentine's cards for the class.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the happiest year on record according to the Gallup Organization?

2. What was the name of the dog that harassed Bryson?

3. Where did the Bryson family go in the new vehicle?

4. What did Bryson's grandparents do in their house on winter nights?

5. Who was the transfer student who was drunk often at the age of 14?

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