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White Noise

Don DeLillo

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1. At what time of year does the novel open?

2. What is Jack Gladney the chairman of?

3. What are Jack’s fake initials?

4. What is the name of the drug behind the airborne toxic event?

5. Who does Murray want to create an academic department around?

6. What does Murray equate with the Tibetan holding place for dead souls?

7. What class does Babette teach?

8. What field are all of Jack’s wives somehow involved in?

9. What fear does Dylar relieve?

10. Who gives Jack a loaded gun?

11. What does SIMUVAC stand for?

12. Which one of the following is not a symptom of exposure to Nyodene Derivative?

13. What city is everyone evacuated to during the airborne toxic event?

14. What does Murray suggest is one way of relieving the fear of dying?

15. What year does Jack come up with his initials?

16. Which one of the children provides a special comfort to Jack and Babette?

17. What does Murray encourage everyone to be more like?

18. Why does Wilder start crying for seven hours?

19. What part of town is Willie Mink living in?

20. Why is Jack so afraid of plots?

21. Why does Jack study Hitler?

22. What does Orest Mercator want to set a world record for?

23. What does Denise see her mother doing?

24. What cause the airborne toxic event?

25. What is Jack’s greatest fear?

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