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. Where is Russell that Piper screams about?

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

3. How long do Maniac and Mars Bar run together before the morning Piper comes screaming down the street?

4. What story does Maniac change in telling to the Pickwells?

5. Where does Mars Bar take Russell after the trolley incident?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Why does Jerry Spinelli give the character of Maniac such incredible athletic abilities even though he is not an athlete?

Essay Topic 2

Why is Maniac able to fit into both the black community and the white community? Since he can do this, what does he see that others who cannot fit in don't see?

Essay Topic 3

What is the theme of the book concerning race? How is the theme expressed? What do the characters learn about race by the end of the novel?

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