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Practice questions for Hero by Mike Lupica.

Who is the author of Hero

Mike Lupica

In the book, Hero, who is the real enemy

The Bads, not hired guns or terrorists (p. 1)

In the book, Hero, who is Boss

The President of the United States (p. 1)

In the book, Hero, what is Tom's official line of work

Special advisor to the president (p. 2)

In the book, Hero, who is Vladimir Radovic

A Serb war criminal and part-time terrorist (p. 3)

In the book, Hero, what is Vladimir Radovic known as

Vlad the Bad (p. 3)

In the book, Hero, what does Tom know Vlad the Bad as

The Rat (p. 3)

In the book, Hero, who did Tom go to Bosnia to catch

Vlad the Bad (p. 3)

In the book, Hero, how did Tom get into Vlad the Bad's house

He jumped up to the second floor landing (p. 7)

In the book, Hero, what was Tom's ride out of the place where he captured the Rat

Hawker 4000 (p. 9)

In the book, Hero, who is Zach's dad

Tom Harriman (p. 14)

In the book, Hero, who is Zach's nanny, housekeeper, and cook

Alba (p. 15)

In the book, Hero, who is Kate

Alba's daughter (p. 15)

In the book, Hero, how did Zach think of Central Park

As his own backyard (p. 16)

In the book, Hero, who is the doorman at Zach's building

Lenny (p. 17)

In the book, Hero, who is the Harriman family lawyer

John Marshall (p. 18)

In the book, Hero, what was the last conversation Zach had with his dad in his office

His dad asked him to stay and watch the Knicks-Celtics game, but Zach wanted to go to the movies with Kate (p. 22)

In the book, Hero, how did Tom die

A plane crash on the eastern end of Long Island (p. 24)

In the book, Hero, where is the Harriman summer home

In East Hampton (p. 24)

In the book, Hero, how many sessions with Dr. Abbott did Zach have before he went back to school

6 (p. 25)

In the book, Hero, who is Zach's grief counselor

Dr. Abbott (p. 25)

In the book, Hero, what did Zach consider his real homework to be

Finding out every single thing about his dad's plane crash because he didn't think it was an accident (p. 26)

In the book, Hero, who was Zach's best friend on the basketball team

Josh Morris (p. 27)

In the book, Hero, who was the biggest player on the basketball team

Josh Morris (p. 27)

In the book, Hero, who is the second string point guard on the basketball team

Dave Epstein (p. 28)

In the book, Hero, who is funniest kid at Parker

Dave Epstein (p, 28)

In the book, Hero, what school does Zach attend

Parker School (p. 27)

In the book, Hero, how did Zach consider his relationship with Spence Warren to be

A give and take. Spence gave grief. Zach took it (p. 28)

In the book, Hero, why did Spence torture Zach

He wanted Kate to himself (p. 29)

In the book, Hero, what musical is the Parker School performing

High School Musical (p. 32)

In the book, Hero, what did Zach hit with his clinched fist after Spence bothered him

A brick wall (p. 40)

In the book, Hero, what happened to Zach after he punched the brick wall

Nothing. He saw nothing. His fist wasn't bruised or bleeding (p. 40)

In the book, Hero, who did Zach's mom want elected president

Senator Robert Kerrigan (p. 41)

In the book, Hero,what did Zach's mom run

The Townsend Foundation (p. 42)

In the book, Hero, who is currently president

Addison (p. 42)

In the book, Hero, who is currently vice president

Dick Boras (p. 42)

In the book, Hero, who was Zach's mom holding a fundraiser for at the apartment

Senator Kerrigan (p. 43)

In the book, Hero, when Senator Kerrigan spoke to a crowd, how did people feel

Like he was talking straight to them (p. 46)

In the book, Hero, after the fundraiser, who came to Zach's room to talk to him

Senator Kerrigan (p. 47)

In the book, Hero, what was the finest man Senator Kerrigan had ever known

Tom Harriman (p. 48)

In the book, Hero, what did Uncle John and Zach's mom disagree on

Kerrigan for President (p. 50)

In the book, Hero, who claims the Harriman kitchen as her kitchen

Alba (p. 53)

In the book, Hero, why didn't Zach tell Kate about his suspicions that his dad's plane crash wasn't accidental

She would think he wasn't moving on (p. 52)

In the book, Hero, why did Kate watch the Knicks game with Zach

To keep him company. When his dad was alive, he watched it with Zach (p. 53)

In the book, Hero, how did Zach's dad die, as was first explained

Engines failed in the airplane, he tried to land in the bay but didn't make it and crashed in a field (p. 56)

In the book, Hero, what couldn't investigators find at the plane crash site

The black box (p. 57)

In the book, Hero, what rare coin did Zach's dad give him

A Morgan silver dollar with Lady Liberty on it (p. 61)

In the book, Hero, what is the only good luck charm that Zach will ever need

His Morgan dollar (p. 63)

In the book, Hero, what is the view from Zach's apartment

Central Park (p. 62

In the book, Hero, what is Zach's "lights out" time

11:00 (p. 63)

In the book, Hero, when Zach left his house to get away, what story had he planned

He needed a print cartridge to print his English paper (p. 63)

In the book, Hero, how old is Zach

14 (p. 64)

In the book, Hero, what feeling did Zach have the day his dad died

as he was going home, he had the feeling that he had to be somewhere (p. 66)

In the book, Hero, what is Zach's favorite entrance to Central Park

The grand entrance at 90th and Fifth, where the long stairway leading to the reservoir was (p. 66)

In the book, Hero, what did Zach see in the bushes when he went to Central Park at night

A guy (p. 67)

In the book, Hero, who knows Zach better than he knows himself

Kate (p. 67)

In the book, Hero, why were Zach's good memories feeling like bad ones

They hurt too much (p. 73)

In the book, Hero, who is Zach's basketball coach

Coach Piowarski (p. 75)

In the book, Hero, where does Spence torture Zach the least

On the basketball court (p. 75)

In the book, Hero, what does the losing basketball team do after a scrimmage

Run suicides (p. 77)

In the book, Hero, what team lost the basketball scrimmage

Reds, Zach's team (p. 78)

In the book, Hero, after the Reds lost the scrimmage, who did Zach go looking for

Spence (p. 80)

In the book, Hero, where did Zach fight Spence

In Central Park (p. 86)

In the book, Hero, what did Zach's dad say fighting only proved

Who the better fighter was (p. 88)

In the book, Hero, who is Zach's favorite uncle

Uncle John, John Marshall (p. 93)

In the book, Hero, what does Uncle John call Zach

Zachary (p. 94)

In the book, Hero, who did Zach ask about going to the crash site

Mom and Uncle John (p. 96)

In the book, Hero, what was Mom's answer to Zach asking to go visit the crash site

No (p. 96)

In the book, Hero, what bus do people take from New York to the Hamptons

The Jitney (p. 97)

In the book, Hero, where was Zach supposed to go when he went to the crash site

Library, then the Knicks game with Kate(p. 99)

In the book, Hero, what Knicks jersey did Kate wear to the game

David Lee, # 42 (p. 100)

In the book, Hero, what does Zach have to do in order to have Kate cover for him while he goes to the crash site

Call and text throughout the day. He can't make a move without her knowing it (p. 102)

In the book, Hero, how long does it take to travel on the Jitney to Montauk

3 hours, 6 hours round trip (p. 102)

In the book, Hero, how did Zach get to the crash site

He took the Jitney, then a taxi (p. 103)

In the book, Hero, what did the crash scene look like when Zach first visited it

There was a hole in the ground where the nose hit, and the ground was burnt and scorched all around it (p. 105)

In the book, Hero, why was Tom jealous of Sully

Sully landed a plan in the Hudson (p. 106)

In the book, Hero, what did Zach find at the crash scene

A Morgan silver dollar, his dads (p. 107)

In the book, Hero, who did Zach meet at the crash site

Mr. Herbert (p. 110)

In the book, Hero, what was Mr. Herbert wearing when Zach met him

Faded jeans, old leather bomber jacket, plain gray sweatshirt, and old Reeboks (p. 109)

In the book, Hero, how did Mr. Herbert say he knew Zach's name

He was a friend of the family (p. 110)

In the book, Hero, what did Mr. Herbert call Zach

Zachman (p. 110)

In the book, Hero, where did Zach get the nickname, Zachman

His dad called him that because when he was little, he was always eating on the run (p. 110)

In the book, Hero, who tried to warn Tom about the plane

Mr. Herbert (p. 114)

In the book, Hero, when Mr. Herbert held the Morgan dollar, what did it do

It got bright and brilliant as a neon light, almost like it was on fire (p. 116)

In the book, Hero, who told Tom he had magic

Mr. Herbert (p. 119)

In the book, Hero, who told Zach that he had magic

Mr. Herbert (p. 119)

In the book, Hero, how did Zac hget back home from the crash site

Magic (p. 119)

In the book, Hero, all the magic Zach once needed was saying what

Take me to the Garden (p. 122)

In the book, Hero, where did Zach go after leaving the crash site

Madison Garden to see the Knicks game (p. 123)

In the book, Hero, who did Zach tell about Mr. Herbert

Kate (p. 124)

In the book, Hero, what was the only question Kate had after Zach told her about Mr. Herbert explaining he had powers

Are you gonna have to wear a cape? (p. 126)

In the book, Hero, what was Kate and Zach's school project

On Addison and FDR (p. 132)

In the book, Hero, what grade did Kate and Zach get on their school project

A (p. 132)

In the book, Hero, what did the three guys approaching Kate and Zach in the park want

The Morgan silver dollar (p. 137)

In the book, Hero, after Kate and Zach fight the three guys in the park, where did they the guys go

They disappeared like they were deleted (p. 140)

In the book, Hero, what is Kate's favorite ball cap

Knicks cap from Zach (p. 143)

In the book, Hero, on the morning after the park fight, where did Kate go

Starbucks for hot chocolate, then to Central Park (p. 144)

In the book, Hero, who captured Kate in Central Park

Knit Cap (p. 148)

In the book, Hero, who helped Kate when Knit Cap captured her

Zach (p. 148)

In the book, Hero, how did Zach's sense change since he discovered his magic

They were all jacked up, sight was sharper, hearing better, etc. (p. 149)

In the book, Hero, what did Knit Cap call Zach

Zachman (p. 153)

In the book, Hero, what did Knit Cap tell Zach when he asked why he was doing this and what was it he wanted

He wasn't asking the right questions (p. 152)

In the book, Hero, who did Zach's mom spend lots of time with after his dad died

Uncle John (p. 156)

In the book, Hero, who was Tom's favorite baseball team

Yankees (p. 157)

In the book, Hero, what was Uncle John's favorite baseball team

Red Sox (p. 157)

In the book, Hero, what was the only thing Uncle John and Zach's dad disagree on

Their favorite baseball team (p. 157) (***Later on in the book, it also says they disagreed about Kerrigan for president )

In the book, Hero, what tradition does Zach have with Uncle John

Knock around day (p. 158)

In the book, Hero, what is knock around day

Where Zach and Uncle John go anywhere in the city that Zach wants to, but he can only pick one place at a time. They have no itinerary, no game plan, and lots of junk food is eaten (p. 158)

In the book, Hero, what is the best and most famous restaurant in Harlem

Sylvias (p. 159)

In the book, Hero, what did Zach eat at Sylvia's

Meat loaf, garlic mashed potatoes and ribs, and coconut cake (p. 159)

In the book, Hero, why did Uncle John say he was spending so much time with Zach's mom

He had promised Tom that he would look after the both of them if anything ever happened to him (p. 161)

In the book, Hero, where did Zach and Uncle John finish up knock around day

Central Park (p. 162)

In the book, Hero, who did Zach and Uncle John encounter in Central Park

A giant (p. 165)

In the book, Hero, what did the giant want when Zach and Uncle John encountered him in the park

He wanted Zach to come with him (p. 165)

In the book, Hero, why did Zach end up in a New York hospital

The giant attacked him (p. 168)

In the book, Hero, what were Zach's injuries from the giant

Concussion, 2 broken ribs (p. 169)

In the book, Hero, who was Zach's doctor after the giant attack

Dr. Vann (p. 169)

In the book, Hero, when did Mr. Herbert say he would leave Zach alone

When Zach was ready for that (p. 173)

In the book, Hero, how did Mr. Herbert get Zach's Morgan

Zach dropped it in the park after he was dropped on his head by the giant. Mr. Herbert retrieved it (p. 175)

In the book, Hero, who came to see Zach during the night at the hospital

Mr. Herbert and Uncle John (p. 178)

In the book, Hero, who warned Zach that Mr. Herbert is someone to be feared

Uncle John (p. 178)

In the book, Hero, why did the Bads want Zach

They know someday he will be better than them (p. 179)

In the book, Hero, Uncle John says Mr. Herbert is on what side

The side of evil (p. 180)

In the book, Hero, what is Zach's all-time favorite DVD

The Man in the Iron Mask (p. 184)

In the book, Hero, what message did Zach find on his laptop

Trust No One (p. 186)

In the book, Hero, why was Zach's mom so involved in the Kerrigan campaign

He had asked Tom to be his running mate, so she sees it as unfinished business for Tom (p. 188)

In the book, Hero, who was supposed to be Kerrigan's running mate

Tom Harriman (p. 188)

In the book, Hero, where did Zach and Kate spend spring break

At the house in the Hamptons, in Amagansett (p. 192)

In the book, Hero, where did Zach and Kate bike to

The crash site (p. 194)

In the book, Hero, who tried to take Kate's bike

Eric 9p. 197)

In the book, Hero, while Zac fought Eric, what appeared

A truck with two guys in it (p. 199)

In the book, Hero, what did the two guys in the truck try to do

They tried to take Kate (p. 199)

In the book, Hero, who told the guys in the truck to stop

Mr. Herbert (p. 201)

In the book, Hero, who was responsible for staging all the enemies approaching Zach

Mr. Herbert (p. 203)

In the book, Hero, who did Mr. Herbert say gave Zach his powers

The ones that killed his dad, the Bads (p. 206)

In the book, Hero, what did the Bads want with Zach

They wanted him on their side (p. 207)

In the book, Hero, who is the one person Mr. Herbert tells Zach he must learn to trust

Himself (p. 209)

In the book, Hero, why didn't Uncle John want Zach's mom to hear him and Zach talking about Mr. Herbert and evil and magic

His dad kept her out of his real business the whole time they were together, and they would do the same (p. 216)

In the book, Hero, if Mr. Herbert can be trusted, that means who isn't able to be trusted

Uncle John (p. 220)

In the book, Hero, where was Zach when his own powers scared him

Coming out of the subway, he was approached by a man. He defended himself and scared the man away (p. 225)

In the book, Hero, how many acres are in Central Park

843 acres(p. 228)

In the book, Hero, where did Senator Kerrigan hold his New York rally

The Great Lawn in Central Park (p. 235)

In the book, Hero, who was Senator Kerrigan running against in the presidential election

Vice President Dick Boras (p. 237)

In the book, Hero, who did Uncle John believe killed Tom's dad

Mr. Herbert and his people (p. 244)

In the book, Hero, who did Uncle John believe knew who Tom's dad was

Mr. Herbert (p. 244)

In the book, Hero, why did Uncle John believe someone would have killed Tom's dad to get Tom

He wanted to control the next generation (p. 246)

In the book, Hero, why did Kate think it was good for Zach and herself to volunteer making calls to Kerrigan's potential voters

It was good to hear young voices since there were many young voters (p. 247)

In the book, Hero, Zach's sixth sense told him the bad that would happen in New York would have to do with whom

Kerrigan (p. 250)

In the book, Hero, after training with Mr. Herbert, where did Zach follow him to

To the Dakota, to see Uncle John at his building (p. 255)

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