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1. During what conflict does
World War II
The Cold War
The Gulf War
World War I
2. Randy Bragg lives on what street?
3. Florence Wechek works at the
4. Mark Bragg is a(n)
Aide to the President
Professor of international affairs
Ambassador to the Soviet Union
Officer in the Air Force
5. Mark's wife is named
6. Randy's girlfriend, at the time the novel begins, is named
7. Who of the following does
live on River Road?
8. Dan Gunn is a
Air Force pilot
9. Residents of Fort Repose refer to the day that nuclear war begins as
"Day of Fire"
10. When it becomes clear that money will soon be worthless, Edgar Quisenberry
Burns down the bank
Shoots his wife
Drives into the path of the fallout
11. After the destruction of Washington, _____ takes over as President of the U.S.A.
Mrs. Josephine Vanbruuker-Brown
12. The destruction of what city knocks out power in Fort Repose?
13. Lib McGovern's mother dies of
A gunshot wound
14. Who does
move in with Randy in the aftermath of the nuclear war?
15. Porky Logan transmits radiation poisoning to several people in Fort Repose by selling them contaminated
16. In order to get people to help with Porky Logan's burial, Randy
Offers them money
Offers them alcohol
Threatens them with a gun
Threatens to leave the body on the town green
17. Helen has a moment of temporary insanity, in which she thinks that Randy is
18. Which character owns and operates a ham radio?
19. Randy takes charge of law enforcement in Fort Repose because
He is a Reserve officer
He has the most guns
Bandits kill Peyton
The townspeople elect him
20. Which character gets beaten up by robbers?
21. On Easter Sunday, Randy marries
22. Who gets killed in the shootout with the robbers?
23. What happens to the sole surviving robber?
He is hanged
He is given a trial by jury and sentenced to life in prison
He is exiled from Fort Repose
He kills himself
24. How does Randy find a supply of salt?
By taking salt-sniffing dogs into the swamp
By consulting the diary of an ancestor who founded Fort Repose
By breaking into an abandoned warehouse
By finding a route to the sea
25. Who shows up in a helicopter at the end of the book, and who does he tell them won the war?
Mark; the U.S.A.
Paul Hart; the Soviet Union
Mark; the Soviet Union
Paul Hart; the U.S.A.
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