Freak the Mighty Journal Assignments Chapters 1-10 Chapter 1 Quotable: choose your favorite part, quote it, include parenthetical
notation and write why you chose it. Vocabulary: unvanquished- “The unvanquished truth is how Freak would say it…” (pg.1) Chapter 2 Quotable Vocabulary: vacant- “My brain is vacant, okay?” (pg. 6) Chapter 3 Vocabulary: propulsion- “We’ll schedule installation of a new propulsion unit…” (pg. 13) Q & A: In your own words, describe Max’s appearance and personality. Why do you think Max acts the way he does? Chapter 4 Vocabulary: sobriquet-“Grim would be, I suppose a sobriquet for your grandfather, based on his demeanor.” (pg. 15) Q & A: In your own words, describe Freak’s appearance and personality. Why do you think Freak acts the way he does? Chapter 5 Vocabulary: expel- “Expel the object, ‘Freak shouts.”’ (pg. 27) Quotable Figurative Language: Quote 2 similes and write what they mean to you. Make sure to include parenthetical notation. Q & A: At the end of Chapter 5, Max states “…and I’m crying like a baby. And the really weird thing is, I’m happy.” What do you think about this statement? Why would he cry if he was happy?
Chapter 6 Vocabulary: deficiency- “Freak says, ‘Cretin. C-R-E-T-I-N. Defined as one who suffers from mental deficiency.” (pg. 31) Quotable Q & A: Why do you think Blade chooses Max and Freak to pick on in chapter 6? What kind of guy is Blade? Chapter 7 Vocabulary: converge- “They’ve locked onto us. Their trajectory is converging.” (pg. 34) Q & A: Make a venn diagram that compares and contrasts Max and Freak. Chapter 8 Vocabulary: evasive- “He’s not running away.’ Grim says, real impatient. ‘He’s taking evasive action.”’ (pg. 43) Quotable Q & A: How do Gram and Grim treat Max differently after Max “saves” Freak from Tony D? Why do you think they change how they treat him because of the incident? What does the coffee Grim offers Max symbolize? Chapter 9 Vocabulary: divulged- “Now swear on your heart that the data you are about to receive will be divulged to no one.” (pg. 51) Q & A: Why do you think Freak takes Max to the hospital? Why was is so important to him? Chapter 10 Vocabulary: confirm- “This has been confirmed by visual observation.” (pg. 56) Quotable