At this point in the story who would you nominate as the candidate(s) for protagonist in Rumble Fish? Chapter Four Why was Steve absent from school? Why did Jeannie Martin not like Rusty-James? Explain the expression, "Them cards was marked".
Once you have practiced this scenario, act it out for your classmates. Chapter Seven What did Steve do that surprised Rusty-James? Why did Steve want to chew gum before he went home? What problems did Motorcycle Boy's color-blindness cause when he was riding his motorcycle.
An introduction to Rumble Fish by S. E. Hinton. Learn about the book and the historical context in which it was written.
Explain why Rusty-James was always making a list of people in his head? What do we discover about Motorcycle Boy and Rusty-James in the second last sentence of chapter 3? Vocabulary: shivery, flirting, swig, tension, edgy, alley, sarcastic, husky, cussing, switchblade, lunging, tinge, maniac, splattered.
Chapter Six Why is Rusty-James not very receptive about transferring to Cleveland High School? What did Rusty-James tell us he would need if he went to Cleveland High? What alternative did Mr. Harrigan give Rusty-James if he refused to transfer to his new school?
Complete summary of S. E. Hinton s Rumble Fish. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Rumble Fish.
Conduct an experiment to see if coke will damage anything. Pour some Coke into a jar or glass and then add a penny or other object. Let it stand for a few days and check to see if there is any change.
Who is Cassandra? Why were Cassandra's arms covered with tracks? Why didn't Motorcycle Boy respond when Rusty-James asked if there was anything to eat in the house? Why might nobody believe that Rusty-James' father was well educated and a graduate of law school?
What bad habit does Rusty-James claim to have? Vocabulary: pool, hangout, cue, annoyed, vacant, cautious, audience, slammed, booth, rattled, nickname, pester, trash, slums, sighed, sincere, flunked, habit, attached. Enrichment: According to Rusty-James, Coke will "rot your insides".
Explain the difference between junior high and high school. What message did Midget deliver to Rusty-James? Why did Rusty-James always drink chocolate milk? Where was Rusty-James supposed to meet Biff Wilcox? What did Steve think was going to happen if Rusty-James took someone along for.
The Motorcycle Boy: If you re going to lead people, you have to have somewhere to go. No leader can survive becoming a legend. Since first watching Rumble Fish, it.
For example, if you are starving is it wrong to steal food or money to purchase food? Examine the criminal code and discuss the penalties for stealing. Chapter Five Why did Rusty-James go home?
According to Motorcycle Boy why did the gang fighting come to an end and when did he predict the gangs would return? How does Motorcycle Boy respond when Steve wonders aloud why no one has killed him?
Make a presentation to your classmates. Chapter Eight Why didn't Rusty-James know exactly where they were or how they got there at the beginning of this chapter? Explain what Rusty-James meant when he said that Motorcycle Boy was more alone than he would ever be.