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Z for
Zachariah
by Robert C.
O’Brien
A stranger
comes.
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!
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. __________________________________

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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.
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.
Background: Z for Zachariah
 Where
 Use
is Ithaca? (Hint: NE part of US)
Google Maps --
Background: Z for Zachariah
 Amish
communities—
http://pittsburgh.about.com/cs/pennsylvania/a/amish
_2.htm
1.
2.
Where are some located:
__________________
__________________
What is the Amish lifestyle like:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Soon to be a movie:
http://www.movieweb.com/news/z-for-zachariahgets-tobey-maguire-and-director-craig-zobel

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