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The Dead and the Gone

Post by arasam22 on Wed May 14, 2008 8:07 pm

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer

Genre: Fiction

Summary: "Susan Beth Pfeffer’s Life as We Knew It enthralled and devastated readers with its brutal but hopeful look at an apocalyptic event--an asteroid hitting the moon, setting off a tailspin of horrific climate changes. Now this harrowing companion novel examines the same events as they unfold in New York City, revealed through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Puerto Rican Alex Morales. When Alex's parents disappear in the aftermath of tidal waves, he must care for his two younger sisters, even as Manhattan becomes a deadly wasteland, and food and aid dwindle."

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Post by 133749 on Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:27 pm

Characters:
Alex -- Main character. He is the eldest sibling and only boy in his family.
Bri -- Oldest sister.
Julie -- Youngest sister.
Kevin -- Alex's friend who introduces Alex to "body shopping"
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Re: The Dead and the Gone

Post by 133749 on Wed Oct 08, 2008 9:39 pm

Question: In what city does "The Dead and the Gone" take place?

Answer: New York City, specifically, Manhattan

Page: Entire book...

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Question: What religion is Alex and his family?

Answer: Catholic

Page: Entire book.

Point Value: 10



Question: In the book, "The Dead and the Gone," who is Alex's 'rival' in school?

Answer: Chris Flynn

Page: 3

Point Value: 10



Question: Where does the Morales' mother work?

Answer: St. John of God Hospital in the Queens

Page: 4

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Question: In which book is New York City decimated by a tsunami?

Answer: The Dead and the Gone

Page: 21

Point Value: 5


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Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:12 pm

Question:
In what branch of the military is Carlos, Alex's brother?

Answer
The Marines

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Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:13 pm

Question:
The town Milagro de Mar is located in what country?

Answer
Puerto Rico

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Re: The Dead and the Gone

Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:15 pm

Question:
What did Alex make to help organize his thoughts?

Answer
A list (of 'What I Know', 'What I Think', and 'What I Don't Know')

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23
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Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:16 pm

Question:
How old is Alex at the beginning of the book?

Answer
17

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Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:17 pm

Question:
Why did Uncle Jimmy ask for Alex, Bri, & Julie's help?

Answer
To empty the bodega before looters did.

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Re: The Dead and the Gone

Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:18 pm

Question:
Where does Alex go to try to find and identify his mother's body?

Answer
Yankee Stadium

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Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:19 pm

Question:
True/False -- The Statue of Liberty survived the tsunami.

Answer
False

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Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:20 pm

Question:
To help overpower the smell of decaying bodies, what do they rub under their noses?

Answer
menthol-scented gel

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Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:23 pm

Question:
When trying to identify bodies, authorities advised to look for what to help identify a body?

Answer
Wedding rings and jewelry

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Re: The Dead and the Gone

Post by 133749 on Mon Oct 20, 2008 12:24 pm

Question:
Where does Bri go during the summer?

Answer:
A convent in upstate New York

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Re: The Dead and the Gone

Post by Guest on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:12 pm

Question: Where is Alex's Dad at the beginning of the story, before the asteroid hit the moon

Answer:Puerto Rico, Milagro del Mar

Page: 1

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Post by Guest on Thu Oct 23, 2008 6:26 pm

Question: What happened to Bri towards the end of the book?

Answer:She dies after getting stuck in the elevator.

Page: 296-297

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