Characters 1
Characters 2
Setting
Technology
Safety
100
This person is the protagonist of the novel.
Who is Marcus Yallow?
100
This character has had a crush on Vanessa Pak for years.
Who is Darryl Glover?
100
This city in northern California is home to the 49ers and the Giants and is not too far from Silicon Valley, where the Apple computer company is based.
What is San Francisco?
100
After the attack, these are ubiquitous in San Francisco. They are even found in classrooms.
What are cameras?
100
The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons.
What is terrorism?
200
This character has had a thing for Marcus for a long time, but doesn't admit it until the end of the book.
Who is Vanessa Pak?
200
This character is even more technologically talented than Marcus.
Who is Jolu?
200
This spans a mile-wide strait to link the city of San Francisco to Marin County. It is one of the most internationally recognized symbols of San Francisco, of the state of California, and of the United States.
What is the Golden Gate Bridge?
200
Most people just go to Best Buy or the Apple store to buy one of these, but Marcus simply made one.
What is a laptop?
200
Carrie Johnstone and her staff don't get around San Francisco by using the BART, they drive around in one of these.
What is a Humvee (or Hummer)?
300
Though her actual name is Carrie Johnstone, Marcus prefers to call her by this less than flattering nickname.
What is "Severe Haircut Lady"?
300
She attends the same high school as Vanessa and develops into Marcus' love interest when she first meets him at a party.
Who is Angela Carvelli (or Ange)?
300
It links the cities of San Francisco and Oakland and carries approximately 240,000 vehicles per day on its two decks. In the book, it was destroyed by terrorists.
What is the Bay Bridge?
300
This fictional game played by Marcus and his friends combines online clues and puzzles with a live-action citywide scavenger hunt.
What is Harajuku Fun Madness?
300
To ask someone questions in a thorough and often forceful way.
What is interrogate?
400
Her job is to help newly immigrated Britons integrate into American life.
Who is Lillian Yallow, Marcus' mother?
400
Before the terrorist attack, Marcus would say this person was his nemesis.
Who is Vice Principal Frederick Benson?
400
Milwaukee has the MCTS, while San Francisco has this.
What is the BART?
400
This is Marcus' word for the encoding and decoding of online communication.
What is crypto? It's short for encryption or cryptography.
400
This government agency protects the U.S. from and responds to terrorist attacks.
What is the Department of Homeland Security?
500
A social studies teacher at Cesar Chavez High School, she is seen as a dedicated teacher and an independent thinker. She seems to be the only teacher that Marcus respects at his school.
Who is Ms. Galvez?
500
A student at the same high school as Marcus and Darryl, he is the antithesis of Marcus. He is a bully, a brown-noser and a narc for the authorities.
Who is Charles Walker?
500
Marcus and his parents live in this San Francisco neighborhood.
What is the Mission District (or the Mission)?
500
Marcus uses this game console to create an alternative to the internet.
What is an Xbox?
500
This was signed into law by President George W. Bush on October 26, 2001. Its goal is to Unite and Strengthen America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism.
What is the USA Patriot Act? (or Patriot Act)
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