# What makes it a good day for Christopher?

## What makes it a good day for Christopher?

Summary: Chapter 47 Christopher explains that he ranks the day according to the number and color of the cars he sees on his way to school. Three red cars in a row equal a Good Day, and five equal a Super Good Day.

## How does Christopher decide if it is going to be a good day or a bad day?

Under Christopher’s rules of his own creation, the colors of the cars that he sees on his bus ride to school indicate whether he’ll have a good day or a bad one, just the way the weather does for many people.

What does Christopher do on a black day?

The next day Christopher sees four yellow cars in a row on his way to school, making it a Black Day. He doesn’t eat anything at lunch and reads by himself in a corner during class. The next day he sees four yellow cars again. On the third day he keeps his eyes closed on the ride to school to avoid another Black Day.

What is Christopher’s life plan?

After this first test Christopher plans to take A-level further maths and physics; and from there, he will go to university, get a degree, find a job, and get married.

### What Colours does Christopher like Curious Incident?

Christopher doesn’t hate yellow and brown for the appearance of the colors themselves. Instead, he seems to hate anything yellow or brown because he hates certain yellow and brown things, which have swayed his opinion of everything in these colors. Mrs.

### What does 4 red cars in a row mean to Christopher?

Good Day
Christopher takes the bus to school the next morning. They pass four red cars in a row, which means it is a “Good Day,” so Christopher decides not to be sad about Wellington anymore.

What does Christopher want to be when he grows up?

What does Christopher want to be when he grows up and why? An Astronaut because he likes being alone and in small spaces.

What does Christopher do if he has 2 black days in a row?

After having two Black Days in a row, Christopher saw five red cars on his way to school, which meant this day will be a Super Good Day. He must wait until school is out to find out what the Super Good Day holds for him.

## How is Mr Jeavons wrong about Christopher’s love of maths?

Jeavons says that Christopher likes maths because it was safe, it meant solving problems and these problems were difficult and interesting but there was always a straightforward answer at the end. But Christopher says that he is wrong because numbers are sometimes very complicated and not very straightforward at all.

## What are Christopher’s behavioral problems?

Christopher says he goes to a “special school” and has “behavioral problems.” His reported behavioral problems include groaning, refusing to speak for days at a time, and aversion to physical touch, all of which are associated with autism and Asperger syndrome.

What does Christopher not like?

Christopher hates yellow because of custard, bananas, double yellow lines, yellow fever, yellow flowers (which give him hay fever), and sweet corn (because humans don’t actually digest it).

Why can’t Christopher tell lies?

Christopher explains that he cannot tell lies because telling lies is illogical. A lie, he reasons, means you say something that happened that didn’t happen, which violates logic since only one thing ever happens at a particular time and place.

### What makes a good day in the Curious Incident of the dog?

Three red cars in a row equal a Good Day, and five equal a Super Good Day. Four yellow cars in a row make it a Black Day. On Black Days Christopher refuses to speak to anyone and sits by himself at lunch. The school psychologist, Mr. Jeavons, points out that Christopher’s system surprises him since Christopher is so logical.

### Why does Christopher believe he is in control of the story?

Christopher believes he is in control of his narrative and of the investigation because he believes he is an outsider who will go ‘inside’ this story, investigate, and find out the truth.

Why did Christopher give up watching the cars?

Once Christopher reaches his mother’s house, he tries to determine what sort of day it will be by watching the cars out the window, but he realizes that this doesn’t work because he can watch for as long as he wants and see a number of colors with conflicting meanings. At this point, he has to give up on this set of rules.

How does Christopher react to his mother’s death?

In his unemotional response to his mother’s death, Christopher demonstrates his inability to maintain strong emotional connections and again shows his need for order. While describing his mother’s death, Christopher focuses on the mundane details of time and place, and he omits any mention of his own emotional response to the tragedy.