Maniac Magee Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What actually keeps the McNab boys going to school?

2. What are the cabins in Valley Forge?

3. Where have the two boys gotten their food?

4. Why doesn't Maniac stay in the band shell after Grayson's death?

5. What do the Cobras come to do in the McNab house?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

John McNab is a complex, dynamic character. How so? How does his characterization affect the themes of race in the novel?

Essay Topic 2

How is the pillbox the most frightening part of the whole novel? What does the pillbox symbolize? When John McNab states that others will build one once they see the McNabs, why does this make Maniac sick? Why should it make anyone sick?

Essay Topic 3

Why doesn't Maniac choose to remain at the Pickwell house? Why does he not choose this loving family as his own when he knows that they would embrace him? What does this say about Maniac's past and his future?

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