The Chocolate War
by Robert Cormier
The Chocolate War Questions
Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- Is Jerry courageous? Who's the most courageous character in the book? Explain your answer.
- Could any of the novel's villains transform into good guys? If not, why not? If so, which ones, and why?
- If you were to make a soundtrack for The Chocolate War which songs would you choose, and why?
- If you were Jerry, would you do things differently? If so, what? If not, why not?
- Is The Chocolate War realistic? Why or why not?
- Is this novel, written over forty years ago, relevant to your life? Why or why not?
- In the film version of the novel, Jerry wants to be a Vigil. Does this fundamentally change the story? Why or why not? What is lost or gained by the choice?
- Is this book pessimistic? Is it hopeful?
- Is there something like The Vigils at your school? Is there a Brother Leon?
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