That Was Then, This Is Now – Chapter 1: Discussion Questions Think about the following questions and answer in a complete sentence using support from the novel. We will discuss your answers in class. 1. What kind of person is M&M? Describe him both physically and personally. How is he different from Bryon and Mark? 2. What is M&M's reaction when Mark says he wants to find someone to jump? How does his reaction reflect the way M&M is treated by others? 3. Describe the type of neighborhood where the main characters live. What kind of lifestyle do you think most of the characters have? Give support for your answer from the novel.