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1 Z for Zachariah by Robert C. O’Brien A stranger comes.

2 Welcome to the Web Quest for Z for Zachariah. As you travel through this quest, you will gain background information related to this novel. So take out your work—grab a pen—and start reading and writing. It’ll be fun!

3 Background: Z for Zachariah  Radiation sickness— http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/radiationsickness/DS00432/DSECTION=symptoms  What 2 things determine severity of symptoms? ___________________ & _______________________  List 5 symptoms of radiation sickness. 1. __________________________________ 2. __________________________________ 3. __________________________________ 4. __________________________________ 5. __________________________________ Click here if you would like to see pictures.

4 Background: Z for Zachariah  In 1945, the U.S. destroyed which 2 cities with atomic bombs? 1. __________________________________ 2. __________________________________ http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Which_two_cities_were_destro yed_by_atomic_bombs_during_World_War_2 Check out the pictures on the web site.

5 Background: Z for Zachariah  Look up GIEGER COUNTER. In a paragraph: describe what it looks like; explain what it does. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geiger_counter Sketch what it looks like.

6 Background: Z for Zachariah  Where is Ithaca? (Hint: NE part of US)  Use Google Maps --

7 Background: Z for Zachariah  Amish communities— http://pittsburgh.about.com/cs/pennsylvania/a/amish _2.htm Where are some located: 1. __________________ 2. __________________ What is the Amish lifestyle like:

8 Background: Z for Zachariah  Look up GAS MASK. In a paragraph: describe what it looks like; explain how it protects someone. http://science.howstuffworks.com/gas-mask.htm Sketch what it looks like.

9 Background: Z for Zachariah  Author, Robert C. O’Brien, wrote the novel you will read. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_C._O'Brien_(author) Find out some interesting facts about him and the novel he wrote.

10 Background: Z for Zachariah  Read about the COLD WAR of the 1950’s. In a paragraph: describe a fallout shelter; what it looks like; explain it’s purpose. http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h3706.html Sketch what it looks like.

11 Background: Z for Zachariah  Define meteorological enclave. http://dictionary.reference.com/ You will have to look up each word. 1. metrological ______________________________ 2. enclave ___________________________________  Put the two words (definitions) together to figure out the meaning.

12 Soon to be a movie: http://www.movieweb.com/news/z-for-zachariah- gets-tobey-maguire-and-director-craig-zobel


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