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FAMILY
1. In Chapters 6, 7 and 8 we get a good view of Blacky’s family life. How would you describe it? What sort of relationship does he have with his siblings and why is Best Team-man called Best Team-man? FAMILY

4. Blacky has a lot of respect for his Mum. Make a list of Mrs Black’s qualities and talents. What sort of relationship does she have with her eight children? What does she teach them about life? FAMILY

7. What do you consider to be the most important aspects of a close family? Investigate a famous family and tell the class about what makes them special. Use a historical Australian story or complete research on the internet.

FAMILY
2. Why does Blacky no longer go near his father’s boat? (Chapter 11) How does he feel about his father’s reaction? (p.76)

FAMILY
5. What are the similarities and differences between Gary Black and Dumby Red’s family? FAMILY
8. Create a flow chart that covers all of the times when Gary Black feels let down by his family.

FAMILY
3. Describe in detail, the dynamics within the Black family.

FAMILY
6. Why does Blacky want to impress his Dad so much? How important is each role that a family member holds Ie. The mum, dad, kids – what really is the ‘glue’ that holds a family together? FAMILY
9. At what point does Blacky decide to become independent from his father – when does he break free from the relationship with his Dad to assert his own ideas and values? Quote from the text.

IDENTITY
1. On page 9, Blacky remarks about how labels such as ‘gutless wonder’ stick. What do you think about such labels? How important are they and how should people deal with them? IDENTITY
4. What does a nickname show about a person’s relationship with a particular group or community?

IDENTITY
7. For someone from the country you’re pretty brainy.’ p.187 How does Gary show that he is ‘pretty brainy’?

IDENTITY
2. Blacky uses the name ‘Best Team-man’ ironically for his brother, Tim. He also refers to him as a ‘lemming’. What are the positive qualities of being a ‘team-person’ and what are the negative qualities? IDENTITY

5. A nickname can express a particular aspect of a person’s identity or personality. What nicknames do you use in your family and among your friends? What is shown about these people through their nicknames? IDENTITY

8. Which characters teach Gary about himself?

IDENTITY
3. What kind of person is the narrator (Blacky) and what does he say or think to reveal the kind of person he is?

IDENTITY
6. Does Blacky consider himself a ‘gutless wonder’ at the end of the story? Explain.

IDENTITY
9. In what ways does his performance in the Grand Final increase Gary’s self-worth?

RELATIONSHIPS
1. Describe Blacky’s relationship with Dumby Red. How does it develop throughout the novel?

RELATIONSHIPS

4. Describe two positive relationships in the novel. Why were they positive?

RELATIONSHIPS

7. How important are the campers to the novel? Explain

RELATIONSHIPS

2. What did Blacky’s relationship with his father have to do with the story? Look for quotes or chapters in the novel where Blacky talks about his father (how he describes him), or yearns to see him on Grand Final day.

RELATIONSHIPS

5. Create a Mother’s Day card from Blacky to his Mum and read this out to the class. (this has to be 100+ words)

RELATIONSHIPS

8. Is the relationship between the Point and the Port football clubs realistic? Comment. Use textual evidence to support your response.

RELATIONSHIPS

3. Which relationship do you think has the most influence on Gary as a person? Why?

RELATIONSHIPS

6. Blacky to write a poem about the grand final (a funny poem)

RELATIONSHIPS

9. Which relationship do you consider to be the most important in this novel – the most significant?

RACISM
1. What do you think racism is? Do you think it is a problem in our local community?

RACISM

4. What is a...
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