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Freak the Mighty

Freak the Mighty


by Rodman Philbrick

Freak the Mighty Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Would Freak and Max have been as close if Max had grown up with his mom?
  2. Freak teaches Max a lot about robotics and reading. But what other lessons does Max learn from Freak? And what lessons does Max teach Freak?
  3. Why does Freak make up the story about his robot body?
  4. How would the story change if Max weren't the narrator? What if Freak were the narrator?
  5. Could the book have ended differently? How would a different ending have changed the character development?
  6. If Killer Kane is the big external conflict Max must battle, what's his internal conflict? (A bit confused about the difference between internal and external conflict? Check out Shmoop's glossary for a complete breakdown.)
  7. What do you think Max's life will be like now, after he's done writing his book?
  8. If you and your best friend teamed up, what would your superhero name be?
  9. What are your top 10 favorite words? What makes them your favorite words?

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