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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.