Rumble Fish Beginning
Rumble Fish Ending
Who or What?
Who or What?
Context Clues
100

What literary device starts at the beginning of chapter two and goes through chapter eleven?

Flashback

100

How did Rusty-James feel about the Motorcycle Boy?

He thought he was cool and wanted to be just like him.

100

What was important about Cleveland?

It was Biff's territory

100

Who recognized his old friend on the beach?

Steve Hays

100

Deana received a 3.98 for her diploma and feeling jubilant of her achievement. 

What does jubilant mean?

Elated or thrilled

200

What were Rusty-James two main problems in chapter two?

Biff Wilcox wanted to fight him, and the Motorcycle Boy has not returned from his trip.

200

How did the Motorcycle Boy feel about gangs?

They were cool at first, but then became boring.

200

What was Rusty-James only vice?

Loyalty

200

What did not scare Rusty-James?

Pain

200

I believe that if you lower taxes so that people can keep more of the money they earn, it will be an incentive for them to work harder. 

What is the meaning of incentive?

a reason to do something

300

True or False: Smokey would have been the number one tough cat if it were not for Rusty-James.

True

300

What scared Steve and Rusty-James about the Motorcycle Boy?

He didn't belong anywhere, and he did not want to.

300

Where did Motorcycle Boy go on his trip?

California

300

Rusty-James ____ left the family when he was two.

His mother

300

Speaking rudely to the judges was rash behavior. You really hurt your chances of winning! 

In the above context, what does rash mean?

With little thought or consideration

400

Which of the following statements about the Motorcycle Boy and Rusty-James is true?

A. They were cousins

B. The Motorcycle Boy is nineteen and Rusty-James is sixteen

C. They both have blonde hair and green eyes

D. Rusty-James said the Motorcycle Boy looks like a panther

D. Rusty-James said the Motorcycle Boy looks like a panther

400

True or False: The Motorcycle Boy was shot and killed by Patterson.

True

400

Who beat Steve?

His father

400

The Motorcycle Boy's ____ scared Rusty-James.

Smile

400

Some people are always bashing the president just like others bashed the one before him. Wouldn't you think that everyone could find something to praise him for, at least once in a while?

What does bashing mean in the above selection?  

Speaking or writing harshly about

500

How did Rusty-James feel about his father?

He found it hard to respect his father, because he did not do any work

500

Was Rusty-James planning on meeting Steve for dinner? Why or why not?

No. He wanted to forget

500

Who did not belong anywhere?

Motorcycle Boy

500

He spent five years in a reformatory.

Rusty-James

500

Wherever he goes, the esteemed Dr. Sanchez is applauded for his life saving research. 

What does esteemed mean?

Greatly admired

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