The Unvanquished Truth
What frightened the Fair Gwen
Close Encounter of the Turd Kind
Walking High Above the World
What Came Down the Chimney

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Who is telling the story?
Maxwell Kane

100

Why does Kevin call his mother the "Fair Gwen of Air"?
Kevin's mother's name is Gwen. He sometimes call her Fair Guinevere, from the legend of King Authur.

100

How does Max react to Gram's calling Kevin a "poor boy"?
He disagrees saying "He's not a poor boy. You should hear him talk. I think the rest of him is so small because his brain is so big!"

100

Where do the boys have to go to get away from their pursuers (Tony D. and his thugs)? What happens?
They have to go into the pond. The mud sucks up to his knees. Tony D. gets stuck and starts screaming for help. The punks then start throwing rocks at Max and kevin.

100

What do Kevin and Max each gain by being Freak the Mighty?
Kevin does not have to wear his leg brace or carry his crutches. Max likes how it feels to have "a really smart brain on his shoulders".

200

Why is Max given the nickname as "kicker" in daycare?
He does not want to be hugged or touched, so he kicks everyone who tries to touch him.

200

Why is Kevin so interested in King Authur and the knights of the round table?
Because the knights wore armor. He thinks they were like the first human version of robots!

200

When Gwen invites Max over for hot dogs to apologize foir being scared of him, do they have a good time?
Yes, they laugh a lot, enjoy the food and each others company.

200

How do Kevin and Max get out of the millpond?
kevin sees a police car and whistles for it to stop. The police use a rope to pull them out.

200

What happens first on Friday the Thirteenth? What happens in the cafeteria?
First, Max gets called to the office to hear from the principal how his father wants to see him. He freaks out! Then at lunch Kevin chokes on his chop suey and has to go to the hospital in an ambulance.

300

With whom does Maxwell line? Why?
he lives with his maternal grandparents. His mother is dead.

300

What is Max thinking as Gwen takes Kevin home?
Max thinks Gwen is afraid of him.

300

Why is the fourth of July special for Max?
It is the first year Max gets to go see the fireworks without Grim and Gram.

300

When asked who they are, how does Kevin reply?
"We are Freak the Mighty, that's who we are!"

300

What was the gift that Kevin gives to Max at Christmas? Why was it so special?
He made a pyramid box that contains a dictionary made especially for Max by Kevin himself.

400

Why does Max go over to Kevin's (Freak) backyard when they first meet?
Max goes over to get something out of tree for Kevin. It's an ornithopter, a mechanical bird.

400

What about Max might frighten Gwen?
His size and that he looks a lot like his father.

400

What happens to the boys on the way to the millpond?
max and Kevin are stopped and harassed by Tony D. and his punksters.

400

How does Kevin change his summer routine?
Kevin comes over each morning to wake Max and they go on adventures or quests.

400

What happens during the night while Grim, Gram and Max are sleeping? (Christmas Eve) Where does Max end up? Who saves him? How?
Max is kidnapped by his father and taken to a run down apartment. Kevin rescues Max by squirting a solution of soap, vinegar and curry powder into Killer Kanes eyes.

500

Why does Max take Kevin over to the "down under"?
It is easier to show him his place where he sleeps, than try to describe it.

500

Where is his room does Max go in order to get his time alone?
Max lies on the floor under his bed because it is very dark there.

500

Why does Max put Kevin on his shoulders at the fourth of July celebration? How does Kevin react to this?
He puts him on his shoulders so that Kevin can see the fireworks. Kevin is delighted.

500

In what way is their last quest different from the others they have had? What do they find? Where do they take the object that they find?
This quest takes place at three in the morning, they have to wear black and they have a specific destination. (The storm drain to rescue a purse). They take it to Loretta Lee in the New Testaments!

500

What does Kevin ask Max to do with the book of blank pages? Why does ask him this?
He wants Max to write about all of their adventures they had together. He wants Max to remember him because he knows he's dying.