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Maniac Magee

Maniac Magee

by Jerry Spinelli

Maniac Magee: Themes (For the Most Part) True or False

1. How does Mr. Beale know that Maniac can't live in the house he says is his?It's actually Mr. Beale's sisters house.
2. Why is Maniac sent to live with his Aunt Dot and Uncle Dan?His parents were killed in a trolley accident crossing the Schuylkill river.
3. Why does Maniac stay with the McNabs?He thinks it smells really good.
4. What is the first overt act of prejudice that Maniac experiences while living in the East End with the Beales?Graffiti on the front of the house saying "FISHBELLY GO HOME"
5. Why does Maniac abandon his aunt and uncle?They were really really mean to him.

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