Maniac Magee - Quiz Ch. 1-5

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Maniac Magee Quizzes & Trivia

This is a quiz over comprehension from chapters 1-5 of Maniac Magee.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How did Jeffrey Magee become an orphan?

    • A.

      His parents were killed in a train crash

    • B.

      His parents gave him away

    • C.

      His parents were killed in an airplane crash

    • D.

      He was born an orphan

    Correct Answer
    A. His parents were killed in a train crash
    Explanation
    Jeffrey Magee became an orphan because his parents were killed in a train crash.

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  • 2. 

    How many years did Jeffrey live with his aunt and uncle before ran away?

    • A.

      10

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      7

    • D.

      2

    Correct Answer
    B. 8
    Explanation
    Jeffrey lived with his aunt and uncle for a total of 8 years before running away.

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  • 3. 

    Why did Jeffrey run away?

    • A.

      His aunt and uncle did not get along

    • B.

      His aunt and uncle didn’t want him anymore

    • C.

      He turned 18 years old

    • D.

      He wanted to tour the world

    Correct Answer
    A. His aunt and uncle did not get along
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that Jeffrey ran away because his aunt and uncle did not get along. This implies that there was conflict or tension between them, which may have made it an uncomfortable or unfavorable living situation for Jeffrey.

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  • 4. 

    What is the time Jeffrey was gone between Hollidaysburg and Two Mills called?

    • A.

      The Slowest Year

    • B.

      The Long Year

    • C.

      The Lost Boy

    • D.

      The Lost Year

    Correct Answer
    D. The Lost Year
  • 5. 

    How many miles is there between Two Mills and Hollidaysburg?

    • A.

      150

    • B.

      200

    • C.

      52

    • D.

      100

    Correct Answer
    C. 52
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 52. This suggests that the distance between Two Mills and Hollidaysburg is 52 miles.

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  • 6. 

    Who was the first person to talk to Jeffrey?

    • A.

      Arnold Jones

    • B.

      John McNabb

    • C.

      Amanda Beale

    • D.

      Brian Denehy

    Correct Answer
    C. Amanda Beale
    Explanation
    Amanda Beale was the first person to talk to Jeffrey. This is evident from the information provided in the question.

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  • 7. 

    Why did Jeffrey stand out in East End?

    • A.

      He wore glasses

    • B.

      He dressed funny

    • C.

      He was dirty

    • D.

      He was white

    Correct Answer
    D. He was white
    Explanation
    Jeffrey stood out in East End because he was white. This suggests that he was in a predominantly non-white area, making his race a noticeable characteristic that made him stand out from the majority of the population.

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  • 8. 

    What did Amanda have in her suitcase that Jeffrey loved?

    • A.

      Books

    • B.

      Cd's

    • C.

      Candy bars

    • D.

      Clothes

    Correct Answer
    A. Books
    Explanation
    Amanda had books in her suitcase that Jeffrey loved.

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  • 9. 

    What was special about Jeffrey catching Brian Denehy’s pass and then punting the ball back to Hands Down?

    • A.

      He was just a little kid

    • B.

      He was as talented as the high school boys

    • C.

      He did it running backwards

    • D.

      He did it with a book in one hand

    Correct Answer
    D. He did it with a book in one hand
    Explanation
    Jeffrey catching Brian Denehy's pass and punting the ball back to Hands Down with a book in one hand is special because it demonstrates his exceptional coordination and multitasking skills. Despite the added difficulty of holding a book, Jeffrey was able to successfully catch the pass and punt the ball accurately, showcasing his talent and ability to perform at a level comparable to the high school boys.

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  • 10. 

    The high school boys thought Jeffrey was cool times 10 because:

    • A.

      He saved the boy from Finsterwald’s yard

    • B.

      He sat down on Finsterwald’s steps and reads

    • C.

      He takes on some of the high school boys

    • D.

      He takes the boy home with him

    Correct Answer
    B. He sat down on Finsterwald’s steps and reads
    Explanation
    The high school boys thought Jeffrey was cool because he sat down on Finsterwald's steps and reads. This suggests that the boys admired Jeffrey for taking the time to relax and enjoy a book, which may have been seen as a sign of intelligence or sophistication. It also implies that Jeffrey's actions stood out from the norm and made him appear unique or interesting to the boys.

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