- 1 Why did Mr Watson keep his toothbrush hidden?
- 2 What did Mr Watson always hide?
- 3 Why does Dad install the Ultra Glide in the Brown Bomber?
- 4 How does Byron’s father decide to punish him for getting a conk?
- 5 What is Kenny’s favorite song?
- 6 Why is Mrs Watson so angry with Byron?
- 7 Why does Kenny get bullied?
- 8 What does Mrs Watson do when she gets upset?
- 9 What has Kenny seen on the news about the South?
- 10 Why did Mr Watson buy a Ultra Glide?
- 11 Who is Byron going to live with?
- 12 Who saved Byron from getting burned?
- 13 What was Dad’s punishment for Byron’s new hairstyle?
- 14 Why would Byron straighten his hair What do you think motivated him to do this?
- 15 Does Byron think about what might happen to him before he makes a decision?
Why did Mr Watson hide his toothbrush? He hides his toothbrush because he doesn’t want it used for cleaning. Byron has used his toothbrushes before for brushing the dog’s teeth and cleaning his coins.
What did Mr Watson always hide?
Mr. Watson always hides his tooth-brush so that no one uses his tooth-brush.
Why does Dad install the Ultra Glide in the Brown Bomber?
What does dad add to the car? The TT AB-700 Ultra glide so special because it has a special technology that will prevent the record from slipping when the car drives over bumps.
How does Byron’s father decide to punish him for getting a conk?
How does Byron’s father decide to punish him for getting a “conk “? He shaves Byron’s hair off his head. What happened in Momma’s past that causes her to be so firm against playing with fire? In Momma and Papa’s room.
What is Kenny’s favorite song?
” Yakety Yak ” and “Under The Boardwalk” Kenny’s favorite song is “Yakety Yak” by The Coasters.
Why is Mrs Watson so angry with Byron?
Why is Mrs. Watson so angry with Byron? She wanted to be with him when he changed his hair. She was angry that he had spent money on his hair.
Why does Kenny get bullied?
The most humiliating moment for Kenny comes when he is forced by a teacher to read in front of Byron’s grade to set them a good example of what they could achieve. This intelligence makes Kenny get bullied a lot, and the other kids of the school call him Pointdexter.
What does Mrs Watson do when she gets upset?
Having lived in Flint for so long, Momma normally speaks like everyone else in the city, but when she is upset, she reverts back to the way she learned how to speak as a child, which is “Southern style.”
What has Kenny seen on the news about the South?
Dad asks Kenny if he’s seen on the news some of what’s been going on in the South. Kenny has seen some pictures of the riots and protests over the Civil Rights Movement, but he doesn’t really understand it.
Why did Mr Watson buy a Ultra Glide?
The Ultra-Glide is a symbol of how the Watsons are a creative and loving family and how Dad and Momma really care about their family. The Watsons plan to set out on a 1,000 mile car trip from Flint, Michigan to Birmingham, Alabama. Mr. Watson buys a TrueTone AB-700 Ultra-Glide for the car.
Who is Byron going to live with?
Byron bunks with mom and dad because, mama thought since it was his last night he was going to spend in Flint for a while he might like to sleep in their room for the night. What does Momma have in her notebook? 13.
Who saved Byron from getting burned?
This makes sense to Joey (who is apparently very religious), so she tearfully agrees to let Momma burn him. At this point, Byron makes a run for it, but Momma tackles him and sits on his chest. Momma is not to be messed with.
What was Dad’s punishment for Byron’s new hairstyle?
Dad doesn’t seem to be angry, but hauls Byron into the bathroom and closes the door so that Kenny and Joey can’t see what is happening. Dad whistles the song Straighten up and Fly Right, and cuts off all of Byron’s hair! He doesn’t just give Byron a crewcut; Dad shaves Byron’s head so that he is completely bald.
Why would Byron straighten his hair What do you think motivated him to do this?
Byron’s best friend Buphead did his hair. He got a “conk” (used chemicals) to dye it reddish brown and made it straight, stiff and slick. Momma is unhappy with Byron because he used chemicals on his hair, which is bad for him. Byron wanted a new hairdo and he wanted Mexican style hair.
Does Byron think about what might happen to him before he makes a decision?
Does Byron think about what might happen to him before he makes a decision? No, because they can’t do anything to get rid of his dyed blue hair for a pretty long time.