510-1 Maniac Magee (Chapters 33-46)

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Maniac Magee


1. Do you believe Maniac's decision to die was right or wrong?  Explain you answer.

2.  The author never mentions a mother figure in the household of the McNabs.  Why?

3. Maniac Magee performed many heroic feats.  Think of someone you know who has performed a heroic feat and compare it to one of Maniac's.

4. Why do you think Maniac was so upset he beat Mars Bar in the race?

5.  What is meant by the following line from Chapter 39.  "March doubled back and grabbed April by the scruff of the neck and flung it another week or two down the road?

6.  Do you agree that Giant John McNab should have been preparing for a revolt by the black people?  Explain

7.  What is another way the McNabs could have prepared for a confrontation with the black people?

8.  Why was it important that Mars Bar rescue Piper McNab from the railroad trestle?

9.  What did Maniac mean when he told Mars Bar he could not come to his house because things happen?

10.  Tell about your favorite part in the book Maniac Magee, by Jerry Spinelli.



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