What is the name of Bud’s best friend at the group home (orphanage)?
A: Jerry Clark
When the story opens, how many foster homes has Buddy already been to?
A: two previous foster homes
According to Bud, at what age do you need to start thinking like an adult?
A: Six years old
Where does Bud keep his things (his personal possessions)?
A: in an old cardboard suitcase
According to the picture in the blue flyer, what instrument does Bud’s potential father – Herman E. Calloway – play?
A: a giant fiddle
According to Bud’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself, “If you need to tell a lie, make sure of what??”
A: Make sure it’s simple and easy to remember
What kind of pencil did Todd Amos stick up Bud’s nose?
A: a Ticonderoga
How old is Todd Amos?
What kinds of animals does Todd warn Buddy are in the shed?
A: vampire bats, spiders, centipedes
What does Herman E. Calloway have in the glove compartment of his Packard?
A: a collection of perfect throwing rocks – w/ writing (places and dates) on them
What was the name of Bud’s mother?
A: Angela Janet Caldwell
How old was Bud when his mother died?
A: Six years old.
When Bud went back to his room to get the picture of his mother, he found Herman E. Calloway there. What was he doing?
A: Herman E. Calloway was crying.
What does Miss Thomas give Bud to keep?
A: Another picture of his mother.
When Bud’s mother was little, and her father was getting ready to play a show in Chicago, what did she ask him to bring back for her?
A: a “wock” – “ a wock from Chicago”
What did the Thug get for Bud at the pawnshop?
A: an alto saxophone