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Practice questions for Kick by Walter Dean Myers

Who is the author of the book Kick?

Walter Dean Myers and Ross Workman

In the book Kick, who does the first narrator say he had been friends with since they played high school basketball together?

Bill Kelly p.1

In the book Kick, where does the first narrator say he went after high school?

Into the Army p.1

In the book Kick, where does the first narrator say Bill Kelly went after high school?

Law School p.1

In the book Kick, what does the first narrator say Billy Kelly's occupation eventually became after law school?

A judge p.2

In the book Kick, what is the first narrator's name?

Jerry Brown p.2

In the book Kick, what is Jerry Brown's occupation?

A sergeant p.2

In the book Kick, when Sergeant Jerry Brown first sees Judge Kelly and exchanges hellos, what does he say he is fighting?

The battle of the bulge p.2

In the book Kick, what does Judge Kelly tell Sergeant Brown about the young man they are interested in helping's father?

He was a policeman who got caught up in a shoot-out p.3

In the book Kick, what is the name of the boy who got caught driving a car erratically with no lights on and crashed into a light pole?

Kevin Johnson p.4

In the book Kick, how old is Kevin Johnson?

Thirteen p.4

In the book Kick, whose car is Kevin Johnson driving when he crashes into the light pole?

The girl's father's car who is riding with him p.5

In the book Kick, what is the girl's father's name whose car was involved in the crash?

McNamara p.5

In the book Kick, how does McNamara say that Kevin Johnson got his car?

He says he must have stolen it p.5

In the book Kick, after the officer takes the girl and Kevin Johnson back to the girl's father's house, does her father say he wants to press charges against Kevin?

Yes p.6

In the book Kick, after getting caught in McNamara's car and being questioned by the police, what does Kevin Johnson say to explain what happened?

Nothing. Not a word. p.7

In the book Kick, what kind of program is Sergeant Jerry Brown involved in?

A program to mentor teenagers p.8

In the book Kick, what does Judge Kelly ask Sergeant Jerry Brown to do with the Kevin Johnson case?

Look into it p.8

In the book Kick, what section of town do the girl Christy McNamara and her father live in?

Brunswick p.9

In the book Kick, what previous chargers are found on Michael McNamara when Officer Brown has a search run on him?

Drunk and disorderly, slapping his wife around, and a citation for illegal parking p.9

In the book Kick, what does the second narrator, Kevin Johnson, say the temperature is at the Bedford County Juvenile Detention Center?

Cold because they had turned the air conditioner up extra high p.11

In the book Kick, Kevin Johnson says when his mom came to the precinct to see him in juvie, it wasn't like she was mad, just what?

Horribly disappointed and sad p.12

In the book Kick, who comes to visit Kevin Johnson in the Juvenile Detention Center the morning after he is arrested?

Sergeant Jerry Brown p.14

In the book Kick, what does Kevin Johnson tell Sergeant Jerry Brown when he asks if he wants to talk about what had happened to get him arrested?

Not really p.15

In the book Kick, what reason does Sergeant Brown give Kevin for wanting to help him?

Both he and Judge Kelly had a lot of respect for his father p.15

In the book Kick, what does Sergeant Brown tell Kevin the charges are against him?

Kidnapping, grand theft auto, destruction of property, and giving false answers p.15

In the book Kick, are the charges against Kevin felonies or misdemeanors?

Felonies p.15

In the book Kick, what does Sergeant Brown tell Kevin he will have to do before he can go home from the juvenile detention center?

Go to the judge's changers and explain a lot of things to him p.16

In the book Kick, Kevin tells Sergeant Brown he is not that good explaining things but he is good at what?

Soccer p.17

In the book Kick, what does Kevin say is the most important soccer tournament in New Jersey?

The State Cup p.17

In the book Kick, what position does Kevin play in soccer?

Striker p.17

In the book Kick, what does Kevin call his grandma?

Abuela p.18

In the book Kick, what does Sergeant Brown tell Kevin's mom will happen if he gets out and there's the least bit of trouble?

He's going back to juvie p.19

In the book Kick, when Kevin says he doesn't want to imagine what his father would say if he were still alive, what does Kevin say about the situation that has him in trouble?

He had just been helping out a friend p.21

In the book Kick, what does Kevin say about Judge Kelly's physical appearance?

He is the tallest man he's ever seen p.21

In the book Kick, what is Kevin's response when Judge Kelly asks him to explain himself?

He says he just did it. p. 22

In the book Kick, how long does Judge Kelly give Sergeant Brown and Kevin to sort out his case?

Three weeks p.23

In the book Kick, what does Sergeant Brown think of Kevin Johnson's family after he meets them at the juvenile detention center?

He thinks they seemed like good people p.26

In the book Kick, where does Christy McNamara's dad Michael McNamara work?

Harmon Brothers Delivery Service p.27

In the book Kick, what is McNarmara's question to Sergeant Brown about his daughter if the case goes to trial?

If Christy has to testify or not p.30

In the book Kick, who is Delores?

The McNamara's housekeeper p.31

In the book Kick, why does McNamara think the cops are trying to get him to not press charges against Kevin?

Because his father was a cop who was killed in the line duty p.32

In the book Kick, after their lunch at the diner, Sergeant Brown doesn't think McNamara is hiding anything but thinks he is acting how?

Jumpy p.34

In the book Kick, what does Kevin's principal Miss Grosnickle say to Sergeant Brown when asked about Kevin?

That he is quite bright and not a troublemaker p.35

In the book Kick, what does Kevin's soccer coach say to Sergeant Brown about Kevin?

He's edgy, but okay p.36

In the book Kick, what does the principal say to Sergeant Brown about Christy McNamara?

That she is very polite p.36

In the book Kick, how do the kids at school react to Kevin when he returns from the juvenile detention center?

They look at him weird in the hallways p.39

In the book Kick, what does Kevin Johnson tell his best friend Calvin Johnson about the car crashing incident?

He didn't really do anything terrible p.43

In the book Kick, what is the name of Kevin Johnson's soccer team?

The Highland Raiders p.43

In the book Kick, what is Kevin's soccer coach's name?

Coach Hill p.44

In the book Kick, what does Kevin say about Coach Hill's personality?

He wasn't an easy person to like, but he was a good coach. p.44

In the book Kick, what is the name of Coach Hill's favorite player on Kevin's soccer team?

Ricky Sorin p.47

In the book Kick, what does Kevin say about Ricky Sorin's personality?

He is full of himself and had a lot of confidence p.47

In the book Kick, what is the subject of the letter in the tickler file that Sergeant Brown finds that mentions McNamara?

Possible exploitation of workers p.50

In the book Kick, what does Sergeant Brown's wife Carolyn serve Kevin and Sergeant Brown to eat the first time Kevin visits their house?

Milk and cookies p.54

In the book Kick, what kind of relationship does Kevin tell Sergeant Brown he and Christy McNamara have?

They are just friends p.58

In the book Kick, who does Kevin Johnson tell Sergeant Brown his best friend was and who is his best friend now?

Cal is now, his dad was before he died p.59

In the book Kick, what does Kevin Johnson tell Sergeant Brown about a pair of his dad's shoes?

If he ever gets to play in a championship game he will wear them p.60

In the book Kick, what does Sergeant Brown tell his wife is one of the reasons he wants to help troubled kids?

He thinks we need to give the kids a chance to show who they can be if they get the right support p.61

In the book Kick, why does the McNamara's housekeeper Delores like it when Kevin Johnson comes over to visit?

She doesn't speak much English and so she was happy because she could talk to Kevin in Spanish p.63

In the book Kick, where does the McNamara's housekeeper Delores family live?

San Salvador p.64

In the book Kick, why is Kevin Johnson kind of upset with Christy McNamara?

Because she won't tell anyone what happened and Kevin was being blamed for something he didn't do p.65

In the book Kick, who drives Kevin to his first State Cup game?

Sergeant Brown p.65

In the book Kick, why did Kevin Johnson get a red card during his first State Cup game?

He punched a kid on the jaw p.72

In the book Kick, what is the result of the red card Kevin is given during his first State Cup game?

He has to sit out the rest of the game, plus sit out the next game as well p.73

In the book Kick, what does the ref say about Kevin about he gets his red card during his first State Cup game?

Kids like him should be banned from playing soccer p.74

In the book Kick, what is Kevin Johnson worried will happen if Sergeant Brown calls Judge Kelly and tells him about the punching incident?

He is worried that he will recommend that he send him back to juvie p.75

In the book Kick, when Sergeant Brown tells Kevin the story about his shooting incident with a criminal, what does Sergeant Brown tell Kevin was the most important reason for not shooting the person even though he shot at Sergeant Brown?

Sergeant Brown held himself to a higher standard than that sucker p.78

In the book Kick, what does Kevin ask Sergeant Brown to do as a favor to him after Christy calls Kevin and tells him that her dad thinks Kevin messed up the transmission in his car?

He asks if Sergeant Brown can talk to McNamara and tell him Kevin is not that bad a guy p.82

In the book Kick, what does Sergeant Brown tell Kevin to promise him that won't do, concerning Delores, the McNamara's housekeeper?

He makes him absolutely promise that he won't do any snooping around without him p.84

In the book Kick, why does Kevin follow Delores, the McNamara's housekeeper?

To see where she lives, so that he can tell Sergeant Brown and he can interview her p.89

In the book Kick, when Sergeant Brown is very angry with Kevin for following Delores to her house, what reason does Kevin give for following her?

He wanted to do something that was useful to Sergeant Brown p.102

In the book Kick, what does Kevin have to do at the Sea Girt Barracks when Sergeant Brown takes him there?

He had to take the state trooper physical test p.103

In the book Kick, is Kevin able to complete the state trooper physical test when Sergeant Brown takes him to the Sea Girt Barracks?

Yes p.109

In the book Kick, what does Kevin realizes about trying to protect Christy?

That by trying to protect her, he was really hurting her p.114

In the book Kick, where do Kevin and his friends go on their night out?

The mall p.115

In the book Kick, what does Kevin do at the mall when he sees Christy coming over to his table at Cold Stone Creamery?

He went into the bathroom and splashed cold water on his face p.117

In the book Kick, what does Kevin say to Christy when she asks why he's been avoiding her?

He wants to know why she let him go to jail and never told the police what really happened p.118

In the book Kick, what reason does Christy give Kevin for not telling the police what really happened the night of the car crash?

She says if she says anything, it'll get back to her dad and she will really be in big trouble p.118

In the book Kick, what is the assistant district attorney's name who speaks with Sergeant Brown about proceeding with Kevin's case?

Rebecca Pellingrino p.128

In the book Kick, why does Sergeant Brown ask the assistant district attorney if she can buy him some more time in the Kevin Johnson case?

He'd like to see if there's anything more he can do p.129

In the book Kick, what is the name of the agency that is being investigated by the police that the McNamara's housekeeper Delores works for?

Greenville Services p.130

In the book Kick, why does Sergeant Brown take Kevin to Greenville Services with him when he goes to conduct his interview?

To be an interpreter for Sergeant Brown p.132

In the book Kick, why does Mr. Hernandez from Greenville Services say he and his aunt started the agency?

To make sure that people from other countries who were hired to work at people's houses were not being exploited or abused p.133

In the book Kick, how much does Mr. Hernandez say Delores is paid a week to work for the McNamaras?

$360 p.135

In the book Kick, what percentage of Delores's pay does the Greenville Services agency keep?

10 percent p.135

In the book Kick, why does the Greenville Services agency say tell Sergeant Brown he cannot take their pay record books?

It is their only copy p.135

In the book Kick, when Sergeant Brown asks Mr. Hernandez at the Greenville Services agency if their records are accurate, Mr. Hernandez says the agency is not there to make money, but to do what?

To help the community p.136

In the book Kick, when was Christy's mom in the hospital?

At Christmas, pg 136

In the book Kick, what does Hernandes say is good for the soul?

Coffee pg 137

In the book Kick, who took Christy's mom to the hospital?

The police, pg 142

In the book Kick, what was Christy's dad doing to get her mom out of her depression?

Pushing and hitting her, pg 148

In the book Kick, how did Christy feel when she thought about putting her mom in the hospital?

Like killing herself, pg 149

In the book Kick, why didn't Kevin tell the police officer who arrested him the truth about what happened?

Christy was worried they'd arrest her did because he hit her mom, pg 151

In the book Kick, why does Kevin say he didn't want Christy to grow up without a father?

Because he knows what that's like, pg 152

In the book Kick, why did Kevin feel like his soccer game got better?

he told Sergeant Brown the truth about what happened with Christy, pg 157

In the book Kick, why did the teams have to go into a fifteen minute overtime when they tied?

It was a State Cup game, pg 157

In the book Kick, what was the outcome of the state cup game against the Arsenal Warriors?

Kevin's team won, pg 158

In the book Kick, why did the Browns and McNamaras go to Kevin's house?

For dinner, pg 163

In the book Kick, why does Sergeant Brown say he would lie to the police?

To hold his family together and to protect his wife, pg 164

In the book Kick, does Sergeant Brown's wife think the dinner will bring Mr. McNamara around?

No , pg 166

In the book Kick, what does Kevin's Abuela say Mrs. Brown is the color of?

Cinnamon, pg 168

In the book Kick, what does Christy tell her mom she wants to learn at Kevin's house?

How to cook Columbian food, pg 169

In the book Kick, why does Kevin's grandmother say he likes avocados?

He's a dreamer, pg 171

In the book Kick, what is Mr. McNamara giving up?

smoking pg, 174

In the book Kick, what does Mr. McNamara call and ask Sergeant Brown for?

The phone number to the medical center, pg 178

In the book Kick, what does Mr. McNamara tell Sergeant Brown when he asks if he's OK?

The world is still spinning, pg 178

In the book Kick, what does Christy tell Kevin when she calls him before his big game?

Her dad isn't going to press charges, pg 181

In the book Kick, what was the name of the team Kevin's team played in the finals?

The Golden Eagles, pg 185

In the book Kick, how did Kevin react when the player on the Golden Eagles shoved him?

He didn't do anything, pg 189

In the book Kick, who did the coach tell to take the penalty kick when Kevin was fouled in the finals?

Cal, pg 189

In the book Kick, who made the second goal in the finals?

Kevin, pg 190

In the book Kick, whose voice did Kevin feel like he heard telling him where to shoot the penalty kick?

His dad's, pg 193

In the book Kick, who missed the penalty kick and lost the game for Kevin's team?

Kevin, pg 193

In the book Kick, who helped Sergeant Brown press charges against the agency that was taking advantage of the immigrants?

Mr. McNamara, pg 196

In the book Kick, what does Kevin begin to help Sergeant Brown learn at the end of the book?

Soccer, pg 197

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