Maniac Magee Part I Comprehension Test

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Maniac Magee Part I Comprehension Test - Quiz

This comprehension test is on questions from Part I of Maniac Magee.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What did Mr. Cobble sell at Cobble Corner?

    • A.

      Sandwiches

    • B.

      Puppies

    • C.

      Ropes

    • D.

      Pizza

    Correct Answer
    D. Pizza
    Explanation
    Mr. Cobble sold pizzas at Cobble Corner.

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  • 2. 

    How did Maniac get from Hollidaysburg to Two Mills?

    • A.

      Took the bus

    • B.

      Ran

    • C.

      Took a train

    • D.

      Got a ride

    Correct Answer
    B. Ran
    Explanation
    Maniac got from Hollidaysburg to Two Mills by running.

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  • 3. 

    Who is Amanda Beale?

    • A.

      Jeffrey's long lost sister

    • B.

      The first friend he makes in Two Mills

    • C.

      His aunt

    • D.

      His teacher

    Correct Answer
    B. The first friend he makes in Two Mills
    Explanation
    Amanda Beale is the first friend Jeffrey makes in Two Mills.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Jeffrey get out of the bed and open the front door on his first night at the Beales?

    • A.

      He was happy to have an address

    • B.

      He wanted to leave

    • C.

      He heard a noise

    • D.

      He was lost

    Correct Answer
    A. He was happy to have an address
    Explanation
    Jeffrey getting out of bed and opening the front door on his first night at the Beales indicates that he was happy to have an address. This suggests that he was excited and grateful to have a place to call his own, and he wanted to celebrate this milestone by embracing his new home.

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  • 5. 

    What happened to Jeffrey's parents?

    • A.

      They ran away and abandoned him

    • B.

      They died in a car accident

    • C.

      They died in a train accident

    • D.

      The moved to another city

    Correct Answer
    C. They died in a train accident
    Explanation
    The correct answer is that Jeffrey's parents died in a train accident.

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  • 6. 

    Who did Jeffrey live with after his parents' death?

    • A.

      The Beales

    • B.

      The Finsterwallies

    • C.

      His step parents

    • D.

      Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot

    Correct Answer
    D. Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot
    Explanation
    After Jeffrey's parents' death, he lived with his Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot.

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  • 7. 

    What food is Jeffrey allergic to?

    • A.

      Krimpets

    • B.

      Spaghetti

    • C.

      Mars bar

    • D.

      Pizza

    Correct Answer
    D. Pizza
    Explanation
    Jeffrey is allergic to pizza.

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  • 8. 

    Who is the author of Maniac Magee?

    • A.

      Katherine Patterson

    • B.

      Rick Riordan

    • C.

      Jerry Spinelli

    • D.

      Shel Silverstein

    Correct Answer
    C. Jerry Spinelli
    Explanation
    Jerry Spinelli is the author of Maniac Magee. This information can be found in the given options.

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  • 9. 

    Why did Jeffrey win a pizza certificate?

    • A.

      He won a race.

    • B.

      He ate the most pizza.

    • C.

      He saved Mr, Cobble's dog

    • D.

      He untied Cobble's Knot

    Correct Answer
    D. He untied Cobble's Knot
    Explanation
    Jeffrey won a pizza certificate because he untied Cobble's Knot.

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  • 10. 

    Why did the Cobras stop chasing Jeffrey at Hector St.?

    • A.

      They were tired and out of breath

    • B.

      There was a vicious dog on the street

    • C.

      They lost Jeffrey

    • D.

      Hector St is the divider between East End and West End

    Correct Answer
    D. Hector St is the divider between East End and West End
    Explanation
    The Cobras stopped chasing Jeffrey at Hector St. because Hector St. is the divider between East End and West End. This suggests that the Cobras were only chasing Jeffrey within a specific area, and once he crossed over to the other side of Hector St., they were no longer able to pursue him.

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  • 11. 

    Why did Amanda kick Mars Bar?

    • A.

      He tore a page from her book.

    • B.

      He kicked her first

    • C.

      It was an accident

    • D.

      He kicked her brother and sister

    Correct Answer
    A. He tore a page from her book.
    Explanation
    Amanda kicked Mars Bar because he tore a page from her book.

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  • 12. 

    Why was it awkward living with Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot?

    • A.

      They stayed up too late

    • B.

      They were always hugging him.

    • C.

      They did not speak to each other and lived separate lives.

    • D.

      They did not speak English

    Correct Answer
    C. They did not speak to each other and lived separate lives.
    Explanation
    Living with Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot was awkward because they did not speak to each other and lived separate lives. This suggests that there was a lack of communication and connection between them, creating an uncomfortable living environment.

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  • 13. 

    Who gave Jeffrey the nickname "Maniac"?

    • A.

      Amanda

    • B.

      Uncle Dan

    • C.

      Mrs. Beale

    • D.

      The townspeeople

    Correct Answer
    D. The townspeeople
    Explanation
    The correct answer is the townspeople. The question asks who gave Jeffrey the nickname "Maniac." Since the townspeople refers to the collective residents of the town, it implies that it was a nickname given by multiple individuals in the community rather than a specific person like Amanda, Uncle Dan, or Mrs. Beale.

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  • 14. 

    How long did it take Jeffrey to get from Hollidaysburg to Two Mills?

    • A.

      A week

    • B.

      A month

    • C.

      Two years

    • D.

      1 year

    Correct Answer
    D. 1 year
    Explanation
    Jeffrey took 1 year to get from Hollidaysburg to Two Mills.

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  • 15. 

    What did Mars Bar call Jeffrey?

    • A.

      A fish eater

    • B.

      A jelly belly

    • C.

      A hobo

    • D.

      A fish belly

    Correct Answer
    D. A fish belly
    Explanation
    Mars Bar called Jeffrey a fish belly. This term is likely used as an insult, implying that Jeffrey has a protruding belly like a fish. It could be a way of mocking his appearance or suggesting that he is overweight.

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  • 16. 

    Why did Mr. Beale turn the car around?

    • A.

      He was lost

    • B.

      He did not want to cross Hector St

    • C.

      He realized Jeffrey was homeless

    • D.

      He forgot something

    Correct Answer
    C. He realized Jeffrey was homeless
    Explanation
    Mr. Beale turned the car around because he realized Jeffrey was homeless. This suggests that Mr. Beale had a change of heart or felt compassion towards Jeffrey's situation, prompting him to go back and help him.

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  • 17. 

    Who did Jeffrey have dinner with at a ping pong table?

    • A.

      Uncle Dan and Aunt Dot

    • B.

      The Beales

    • C.

      The McNabs

    • D.

      The Pickwells

    Correct Answer
    D. The Pickwells
    Explanation
    Jeffrey had dinner with The Pickwells at a ping pong table.

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  • 18. 

    Who lives on the West End?

    • A.

      The Whites

    • B.

      The Blacks

    • C.

      Option 3

    • D.

      Option 4

    Correct Answer
    A. The Whites
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The Whites" because the question asks who lives on the West End, and the answer provided is "The Whites". This implies that the Whites are the ones who live on the West End.

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  • 19. 

    Where was Jeffrey staying before he went to the Beales?

    • A.

      The Pickwells

    • B.

      The Zoo

    • C.

      The YMCA

    • D.

      The library

    Correct Answer
    B. The Zoo
    Explanation
    Jeffrey was staying at The Zoo before he went to the Beales.

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  • 20. 

    What did Mars Bar give Jeffrey a bite of?

    • A.

      A krimpet

    • B.

      Pizza

    • C.

      A candy bar

    • D.

      Some spaghetti

    Correct Answer
    C. A candy bar
    Explanation
    Mars Bar gave Jeffrey a bite of a candy bar.

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