Freak the Mighty by Rodham Philbrick

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Table of Contents
 T-Chart Max vs. Kevin………………………1
 Other Significant Characters……………..2
 Setting…………………………………………….3
 Quotable Passages…………………………….4
 Freak Speak……………………………………..5
 Significant Events (by chapter)…………6-7
 Vocabulary (by chapter)…………………..8-10
 Novel Questions………………………………11+
 Text Codes………………………………………?
Max
Freak
Other Significant Characters
Setting
 “The Down Under”
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“The Land of Avarice”
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“The New Testaments”
Vocabulary
1. word
a. sentence from book
b. guess
c. dictionary definition
Chapters 1-3
1. unvanquished (p.1) a. “The unvanquished truth is
how Freak would say it…”
b. without question
c. cannot be defeated (disputed)
2. propulsion (p. ) a. “We’ll schedule
installation of a new propulsion unit…
b. engine
c. a driving force
Chapters 4-8
3. sobriquet
4.deficiency
5.converge
6. evasive
Vocab continued
 Chapters 9-12
7. Divulged
Chapters 13-15
8. dyslexic
9. parole
10. biogenic
11. abacus
12. abscissaa
Chapters 17-20
13. ignorant
14.intervention
15. deprive
16. accomodations
17. corrosive
Freak Speak
Significant Events
One per chapter!
Quotable Passages
 Max:
 Freak:
 Grim:
 Gwen:
 Lorreta:
 Killer Kane:
Novel Questions
 1. Why might some people be afraid of Max’s
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appearance?
2. Why do you think Max acts the way he does?
3. Why do you think Kevin treats people the way he
does?
4. At the end of Ch. 5, Max states, “…and I’m crying
like a baby. And the really weird thing is, I’m happy.”
Why would he cry if he is happy? Why is it weird for
him to be happy?
5. Why do you think Blade chooses Max and Kevin to
pick on? What kind of guy is Blade?
 6. A.How do Gram and Grim treat Max differently
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after he “saves” Kevin from Tony D. aka Blade?
B.Why did I put “save” in quotation marks?
C.What does the coffee that Grim gives to Max
symbolize?
7. Why does Max do everything Freak tells him to
do?
8. Would you want Max as a friend? Why? Why not?
9. Would you want Kevin as a friend? Explain.
Group Activity Ch.1-12
Put the following events in the correct sequence:
1. Freak wakes up Max to go find the “treasure” in the sewer……7
2. Freak takes Max through the “land of avarice” to show him the medical
research building………………………………………………………………6
3. The class cheers, “FREAK THE MIGHTY.”…………………………..10
4. Max first puts Kevin on his shoulders………………………………….4
5. Loretta tells Freak his daddy was a magician…………………………..8
6. Freak calls Blade a “C-R-E-T-I-N.”……………………………………….3
7. Max thinks Freak wants him to die……………………………………….1
8. Max and Kevin begin the 8th grade………………………………………9
9. Grim offers Max coffee………………………………………………………5
10. Max rescues the ornithopter from the tree……………………………2
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