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On the Beach

Nevil Shute

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Who or what is producing the mysterious radio signals coming from the Seattle area?

How does Peter Holmes die?

What is the Jorgensen theory?

Why does Dwight not let Moira be on the submarine when he sinks it?

What gift does Dwight want to give to his daughter, Helen?

Which of the following countries did NOT participate in the nuclear war?

Mary gets angry with Peter when he asks her to do what?

How do Peter and Mary spend their last days on earth?

What does John dream of doing before he dies?

What does Dwight encourage Moira to do?

Why does Dwight and Moira's relationship stay platonic?

Moira's father is a:

What is the only living creature the submarine finds on their first cruise up the Australian coast?

On his first visit to Moira's house, what does Dwight see that makes him happy?

On whom does John blame the war?

How does Yeoman Swain plan to spend his last days?

What does Lieutenant Sunderstrom take back from Santa Maria Island?

Why does Mary introduce Moira to Dwight?

How long did the nuclear war last?

Where does Dwight go to be alone and daydream about his family?

What type of club does John join because he always dreamed about joining it?

Shute's writing style is:

On the Beach is a:

What do Peter and Mary buy during their last trip together to Melbourne?

What is John Osborne's responsibility aboard the submarine?

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