The Body Stephen King

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In what year did the narrator see a dead body?

1960

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What was the name for the social club the boys had in their treehouse?

It had no name

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What card game did the boys typically play?

Black jack

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What frightens the narrator about the dump?

The dump owners dog chopper

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What nationality did Teddy and Chris make fun of with their jokes?

The French

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How old are the boys?

12 to 14 years old

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Why does Teddy have poor hearing?

His dad burnt his ears on the cast iron burner plates on the woodstove for breaking a plate

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What is Teddy's last name?

Duchamp

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Why is Teddy proud of his father?

He's a soldier and stormed the beaches of Normandy

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10

Who arrives at the treehouse with exciting information?

Vern

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What happened to the narrator's brother?

Dennis was killed in a jeep accident

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What is the name of the dead boy?

Ray Brower

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Why was Vern digging under his porch?

To find the jar of pennies he buried 4 years ago

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14

Why will Vern never find his "booty"?

His mom burned his map and his brother dug up the jar a year ago

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Why do Billy and Charlie not want to tell the police what they found?

They found the body after stealing a car and going joy riding in the country and don't want to get in trouble for stealing the car

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How did the kid likely die?

Hit by a train

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Why does Chris want to go find the body?

Because he wants his name in the paper

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Why is Vern hesitant about finding the body?

Billy will beat him up for overhearing his conversation

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Why does the narrator believe the boys parents will not punish them for hiking all the way out to Harlow?

They will be famous for finding the dead body

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Whose father beat him?

Chris

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Why was Chris suspended for three days?

The school thought he took the milk money

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What does Chris's dad do for a living?

Collects welfare

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Who are John and Marty?

Two members of the gang

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What is the narrator's name? First and last

Gordie Lachance

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Why does the narrator's father think Vern is Feeble?

Because he's not very smart and still in fifth grade

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26

What novel did the narrator study for his book report with Miss Hardy? What did this book allow him to understand?

He read the invisible man. Gordy thinks that the book relates to him about being ignored

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Why was the narrator never particularly close to Dennis?

Because he was his older brother and he died tragically (10 years older)

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What did Chris hawk from his father?

A pistol gun

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Why will Chris never take a drink of alcohol?

His father is an alcoholic and doesn't want to end up like him.

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30

How far is it to Harlow?

20-30 miles up the train tracks

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Which of the boys brought canteens?

Teddy and Chris

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What game does Vern like to play?

Paratroopers

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What foolish actors Teddy attempt?

To dodge the train

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34

Which boys get into a fight and why?

Gordie and Teddy because Teddy tried to dodge the train and Gordie didn't want to engineer to call the cops

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35

From where do the boys refill their canteens?

The dump well

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36

Who is chopper?

Milo Pressman scary dog, the most and least seen dog in Castlerock

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37

What illusion does Stephen King make to one of his other books?

Cujo-being rabid

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What special skill does chopper allegedly have?

The ability to attack specific body parts

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39

What is Gordie referring when he says "What happened next was one of those things that make you sure there was a God"?

Chris had earlier rescued Teddy from falling out of the tree when a branch broke

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What is Chris's last name?

Chambers

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41

How did the boys decide who will go to the provisions?

Coin toss

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42

What is the difference between a Goocher and a moon?

Goocher is 4 tails= bad luck

Moon is 4 heads= extraordinary good luck

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43

Who loses the coin toss?

Gordie

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44

Complete the taunt "I dont shut up, I grow up. And when I look at you I throw up. Then ______

Your mother goes around the corner and licks it up"

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45

For Gordie, "the summer is always going to mean________"

running down the road to the Florida market with change jingling in my pockets, the temperature in the gay 90s, my feet dressed in Keds

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46

Who is Roy Campanella? What happened to him? And what is this significance of his incident for gordie?

A Red Sox player who got in a car accident and is stuck in a wheelchair for the rest of his life. Reminds him of his brothers accident and the baseball players are real flesh and blood.

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What sport did Dennis play in high school?

Football

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48

Why does Mr. Dusset say to Gordie "are you some sort of smart ass"?

Because he questions his adding for the groceries and trying to make more money

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49

What is Gordy's first lesson on "the vast difference between myth and reality"

Chopper was just an ordinary looking dog

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50

What does Milo say that really upsets Teddy?

Milo calls Teddy's dad a loony

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51

What is Togus and who is there?

A veterans hospital. Teddy's dad because he has post traumatic stress disorder

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52

How did the boys make my lower back down from his aggressive behaviour and threats?

They said they were going to tell the cops he called a veteran a loony and stick his dog on them

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53

What does fern tell his friends which he is ashamed to admit to other boys?

He is afraid that after seeing the dead body he will awake with nightmares where he will think they might be a bogeyman under his bed

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54

What is the danger of crossing the bridge?

A train come and they would have nowhere to jump

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Why would the boys risk crossing the bridge?

So they don't have to go the long way and waste time

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What logic does Gordie use to convince everyone that they will be safe?

There's one tree in the already went by so there will most likely not be another one

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What does Gordy yell after "his bowels turn to water"?

Train!

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How does Gordie detect the danger?

He grabs the rail of the tracks to feel it vibrating

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Which two boys are the last to reach safety?

Gordie and Vern

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60

What is the significance of Richie Jenner?

He was the first one to discover that Gordie wanted to be a writer

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With what does Gordy compare to active writing?

Masturbation: each is done alone

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62

Who is ********?

Fat boy from one of Gordie's stories

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What is the name of Gordie's story?

The revenge of the ******** hogan

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What contest has ******** entered?

Pie eating contest

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What is ********'s real name?

David Hogan

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What could Bill Travis hope to gain by winning the contest?

More business because people come to his mechanic shop to get gas and congratulate him on his wins

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How many minutes were participants given?

10 minutes

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Who was the defining champion?

Bill Travis

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How did ******** get his revenge?

He drink olive oil and ate to raw eggs and threw up after eating the pies. Everybody started throwing up and ******** just sat back and watched the chain reaction of puking

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What do you Teddy and Vern dislike about the ******** story?

The ending

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What does Chris hawk of his dad's dresser?

Cigarettes

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How does Chris think Gordie will make a living?

As a writer

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73

What does Gordy hate most about taking college courses in junior high school?

He won't be with his friends

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Why does Chris and says that Gordy take college courses in junior high school?

He has talent for writing that his parents don't recognize

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75

Where is the so-called Fabled automobile?

You should never insult your friends parents

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Where is Chris accused of stealing at school?

The milk money

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Is chris guilty of stealing the milk money?

Yes

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What does Chris like use old lady Simmons of doing with the proceeds of his supossed crime?

She buys herself a new skirt with the milk money

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Why would nobody ever have believed a Christmas story about old lady Simmons?

Chris comes from a trashy family

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Who does Chris Call dootchbags?

The rich to take college courses

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81

How many miles are between the boys camp Ray Browers body?

10 miles

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82

What is a "pioneer drumstick"?

Hunk of hamburger roasted on a greenstick

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83

How does Gordon identify a new smoker?

They spit a lot

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84

What story does Gordy tell around the campfire?

The Le Dio story

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Who is Gordy dreaming of when he first awakens?

Dennis

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Why did the boys wake up in the middle the night?

They hear Howells

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What does Teddy want to do when he first wakes up?

He wants to go in the first and see what the noise was

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What story has Gordon never told no written about until now?

The story of him seeing a deer on the railway

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Why does Gordy frequently think back to that morning later in life?

Stress free memory

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In which war does Gordie later serve?

Vietnam

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91

What unsatisfying me I'll do the boys eat for breakfast?

BlackBerries

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Where do the boys go swimming?

In a swamp/beaver pool

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93

Why did the boys not feel the leeches at first on their bodies?

They have a numb bodies and thought it was mud

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Where does the grandaddy of leeches attach itself to Gordi?

His penis

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What reminds Gordy 14 years later of the leeches while he is in New York City after publishing his first book?

Delete his remind him of the used condoms

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Complete Gordy's thought: The most important things are________

the hardest things to say

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What does Gordy eventually do as a boys begin to walk down the tracks after the leech incident?

Faints

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Where did the boys think that Ray Browers bodies located?

Near back Harlow Road

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How many miles does Grady believe are between the boys in the body?

16 miles

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I what time in the afternoon does Chris believe the boys will arrive at the body?

4 pm

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