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ROCKY’S BANANAGRAM

2007 ASSIGNMENT
NAME:__________________________
1st DRAFT:
• Write the answers on this copy of the assignment.

GOOD COPY:
• Neatly write out each question and answer on loose-leaf paper.
• Use the checklist to keep track of your progress.
• Keep all of the assignment in a plastic pocket.
• Hand in the assignment by the due date.
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CHAPTER 1
1. Name the two main characters.
2. What is a bananagram?
a) a message written on a banana?
b) a message about a banana?
c) a delivery by a gorilla?
3. What does Thorny say bananas are shaped like?

CHAPTER 2
1. Who told Matt Brock he had “white line fever”?
2. What was Thorny’s sport?
3. Where are the interschool sports going to be held?

CHAPTER 3
1. What is the dog called?
2. Fill in the gaps.
“I think __________ is a bit like __________ the javelin. A person can only
throw something as __________ as their __________ allow them to throw.
And with schoolwork, you can only __________ what your __________ is
capable of.”
3. Who had asthma?

CHAPTER 4
1. How does Brocky usually get to school?
a) bus b) bike c) his mum drives him
2. Who writes to Brocky?
3. Where does Laney Yong live?

CHAPTER 5
1. Who did Brocky ask to help him with his javelin throwing?
2. On the bus, who did Brocky give bananas?
3. For how many mornings did Brocky try to give the sisters the bananas?

CHAPTER 6

Adapted by SC term 2 2007


1. How many people were on the bus? _____ driver
_____ passengers
_____ Matt Brock
_________________________________________________________
TOTAL = _________________ people on the bus

2. What colour eyes did Courtney have?


a) brown b) black c) hazel d) blue
3. Did Brocky try to give the sisters the bananas?

CHAPTER 7
1. What subject does Mr Sanderson teach?
2. What invisible line runs almost right through Rockhampton?
3. a) What is the official name of the school Matt Brock attends?
b) What is the nickname of the school Matt Brock attends?

CHAPTER 8
1. Who had a water pistol in her school bag?
a) Courtney Braddon b) Sasha Braddon
2. What type of water was in the water pistol?
3. Who was the teacher in charge of the javelin event?

CHAPTER 9
1. A racist person is someone who does not like people from other countries.
a) Was Brocky’s father a racist person?
b) Give your reason for your opinion.
2. What did Brocky smell like for the day?
3. Where did Thorny’s bananagram go?

CHAPTER 10
1. How did Brocky get to school today?
2. Which teacher did Brocky have for the first lesson today?
3. Did Brocky’s mum tell him to keep writing to Laney?
a) yes b) no

CHAPTER 11
1. What happened when Brocky tried to do push-ups with his eyes closed?
2. Who did Brocky have a bet with?
3. How much was the bet for?

CHAPTER 12
1. What was Charlie’s song?

2. Who is the high jump teacher at the school?


Mr Simpson
Mr Samson
Mr Saunderson
Mr Sanderson
3. Who was Matt Brock’s coach?

CHAPTER 13

Adapted by SC term 2 2007


1. What is the main colour of the singlet Brocky will wear if he makes it into the
interschool sports team?
2. What does Charlie Jaworsky eat for play lunch?
a) biscuits b) salami c) fruit
3. How old is Thorny?

CHAPTER 14
1. What job did Thorny and Brocky do in the packing shed?
2. Who had Andy Adams had a fight with?
3. a) Does Brocky owe Andy a favour for helping him?
b) Why/Why not?

CHAPTER 15
1. What three things did Brocky do to prepare himself for the school sports?
2. What is the name of the farm where Brocky lives?
3. Complete this extract from the book:

“Today I’m thinking how __________ asthma seems to get worse when Dad is
in a __________ mood.
If only he wouldn’t get so worked up about __________, Mum
wouldn’t get so __________ and short of breath. My old man is a
__________ bloke and he works really hard, but he should try to __________
down.” (page 59)

CHAPTER 16
1. Where did Sasha Braddon place in her race?
2. How far is Brocky’s run up? (well over __________ metres)
3. Is Brocky going to go to the interschool sports in Rockhampton?

CHAPTER 17
1. Who took the photo of Laney?
2. Where was the photo taken?
3. Why did Brocky “feel a bit nervous”?

CHAPTER 18
1. What is Brocky’s mum’s name and nickname?
2. How much is it going to cost to send Brocky to Rockhampton for four days?
3. Who is the only person on Earth who can change Mr Brock’s mind?
a) Mrs Brock b) Thorny
c) Mr Brock d) Matt

CHAPTER 19
1. What colour sunglasses did Thorny wear?
2. What was Andy Adams’ nickname?
3. What does the air in Rockhampton smell like?

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CHAPTER 20
1. How many Weetbix did Thorny have for breakfast?
2. Fill in the gaps:
“the kid from __________ State High has not only __________ the interschool
record, but his __________ as well.”
3. What was the last thing Thorny did when he was helped off the oval?

CHAPTER 21
1. How many “fouls” did Brocky throw?
a) 1 b) 2 c) 3 d) 4
2. What was Andy Adams’ motto?
3. Where did Brocky place in the event?

CHAPTER 22
1. What are Laney’s earrings like?
2. Brocky did something that shocked himself. Explain what it was.
3. After Brocky met Laney, he thought she was n____ and p_________.

CHAPTER 23
1. Who won the Northern Interschool Sports?
2. Where do Laney and her sister often go on a Sunday for ice cream?
3. Which student went shopping with Thorny and Brocky?
4. Copy out the following and fill in the gaps.
BROCKY’S WISH: Brocky wants to meet ______________

WHO GOES: 1. ____________________


2. ____________________
3. ____________________

DOES ANDY KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE PLAN? _______

CHAPTER 24
1. What gift did Brocky buy for Charlie Jaworsky?
2. Which two females were at Eric’s Ice-Cream Parlour?
3. Who caught the Bilbandra students at the ice-cream parlour?

CHAPTER 25
1. a) Who met Thorny and Brocky at the bus? b) Why?
2. What is the grey and white Holden called?
3. Whose fault was the asthma attack?

Adapted by SC term 2 2007

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