Maniac Magee Study Guide Part III (33-46)

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Where is Maniac living after Grayson’s death
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he’s homeless living from place to place and finally ends up at Valley Forge in a log-and-mortar cabin replica the size of a large doghouse
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describe russell and piper mcnab; then describe their home
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they are wild young boys who are brothers who argue and wrestle with each other all the time; their home is a wreck with roaches and rat poo and dog pee and poo everywhere, scary dirty!!
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who is the \”enemy\” in the mcnabs eyes
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the east enders, the blacks
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how does jeffrey get the boys to go to school
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first week he bribes them that he will show them the short cut to Mexico; then he bribes them with free large pizza; and then he starts sleeping between them so they will go to school
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list three heroic feats by maniac in this chapter
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1. hit telephone pole from 20 paces back with a stone 61 times in a row 2. beat the train running-no sweat 3. with no shoes or sock he walked thru rat infested dump 4. stuck his hand into the mysterious hole by the creek for 60 seconds
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who does maniac race; who was only person to cheer for maniac; who wins
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Mars Bar; Hands Down; and Maniac wins running backwards
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what is a pillbox; why are the mcnabs building on
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a pillbox is a cement shelter or bomb shelter to protect themselves from the blacks when they revolt
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how long has Maniac lived with the mcnabs
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a few weeks
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list 3 ways maniac convinces russell and piper to go to school?
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1. large pizza 2. marbles tournament only at recess at school 3. reading to them
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in your own words, why won’t maniac leave russell and piper
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i think he feels like he is their last chance to be saved from becoming totally bad or spoiled! He wants to help them before it is too late for them
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what causes him to finally leave the mcnabs
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he came home and they were throwing his glove like a football and he lost it, they listened to him for a few days more, then they started to do the opposite of what he asked, so he lost his control over the boys and he left
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who does maniac bring to russell and piper’s birthday party?
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Mars Bar, a black kid from East End
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who did jeffrey and mars bar visit first
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Mrs. Pickwell, because he wanted Mars bar to see the best of the West End first
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what miracle happened at the party
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Maniac thought it was a miracle that Mars bar was scared and trembling, but did not show fear
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why did jeffrey enjoy mornings so much
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he liked when the sun’s color was up before the sun actually came up and before the bison set out; he called it the \”appleskin hours\” and it was his special time because he felt it was his town – no division and no barriers – his town
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who rescued russel
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Mars bar
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where did jeffrey live at the end of the book
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the beale’s house

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