- 1 Why did Mr Watson keep his toothbrush hidden?
- 2 What did Mr Watson always hide?
- 3 What arrangements has dad made with Mr Mitchell?
- 4 Why does Dad install the Ultra Glide in the Brown Bomber?
- 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 Why did Kenny say his brother was a God at their school?
- 10 Why did Byron throw up and cry?
- 11 What did momma say she would do if she caught Byron lighting matches again?
- 12 Why does momma repeat the grocery list to Byron?
- 13 Why did Mr Watson buy a Ultra Glide?
- 14 Why did Mrs Watson beep the horn like crazy?
- 15 What happens to Kenny when he goes swimming at Collier’s Landing?
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.
What arrangements has dad made with Mr Mitchell?
Mitchell, what does he discover? Kenny discovers dad made an arrangement with Mr. Mitchell to sign for the groceries instead of paying cash, then dad would pay on payday.
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.
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.”
Why did Kenny say his brother was a God at their school?
Why did Kenny say his brother was a “god” at their school? He was older and stronger than most of the other kids.
Why did Byron throw up and cry?
Byron gets sick after hitting the bird for a couple of reasons. He had just eaten “a bag and a half of Swedish Cremes and some green apples”, so he probably wasn’t feeling too well to begin with. But the real reason he begins to vomit is because he is sickened by his own meanness.
What did momma say she would do if she caught Byron lighting matches again?
Byron gets caught lighting matches for fun (this kid really is a delinquent), and Momma swears that the next time she catches him starting a fire, she will burn him. Momma even swore to God she would burn Byron the next time he put the family in danger by playing with fire.
Why does momma repeat the grocery list to Byron?
Momma tells Byron that he’s eaten welfare food before, and if necessary, he will again. This is not welfare food. She’s getting mad, so Byron and Kenny hightail it to the store. At the store, Byron makes Kenny stand in line and sign for the food so he won’t have to be the one embarrassed.
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.
Why did Mrs Watson beep the horn like crazy?
Dad sticks to his plan and keeps driving nonstop. Kenny and the rest of the family wake up every once in a while, but everybody mostly sleeps until Momma finally announces that they’re home (she means her home of course). Momma’s so excited, she starts honking the horn like a crazy woman.
What happens to Kenny when he goes swimming at Collier’s Landing?
However, in spite of these threats, Kenny goes and starts paddling in the water by Collier’s Landing. At first he tries to catch some fish, then as he makes a grab for a big turtle, he loses his footing and finds that he can’t make his way back to shore.