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Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee


by Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee: Rhyme Time Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Maniac Magee? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Maniac, Maniac/ He's so cool: Where does Maniac rescue Arnold Jones from?

The McNab's pillbox
The buffalo pen at the zoo
Finsterwald's yard
The train tracks
Q. Maniac, Maniac/ Don't go to school: Why exactly doesn't Maniac go to school?

He thinks he needs an address first.
He just doesn't like it.
He had a really hard time academically.
He knows more than all the teachers, so he thinks there's no point.
Q. Runs all night/Runs all right: Why is Mars Bar so mad that Maniac beats him in the race?

Because Mars had bet $1000 that he would win
Because Maniac cheated
Because Maniac beat him while running backwards
because Mars' girlfriend was watching
Q. Maniac, Maniac/ Kissed a bull: Why does Maniac kiss the baby buffalo?

Because he really really missed bunking with him
To make Russell and Piper go to school
Because baby buffaloes smell really good
Because the baby buffalo asked him to
Q. What do kids do while reciting this rhyme?

Clap their hands
Shoot marbles
Jump rope
Turn around three times