Margaret Peterson Haddix
What is the name of the village where the Keysers live?
What year do the people of Clifton think it is?
main problem of the story?
The children of Clifton are getting sick from diphtheria. Jessie is sent to the modern world to get medicine.
What year is it outside of Clifton?
What disease are the children of Clifton coming down with?
Tell 3 ways the tourists view the people of Clifton?
with mirrors, periscopes, false backs on buildings, inside the trees in the village square, cameras
What words were forbidden in Clifton?
okay, shut up
Who did Ma want Jessie to contact?
Mr. Isaac Neeley
What did the fat environmentalist tell Jessie about the water in Crooked Creek?
It was poisoned with herbicides and pesticides.
What did Jessie do with the water Mr. Neeley gave her?
poured it out the window
How did Jessie escape the tourist part of Clifton?
in a bread truck
How did Jessie escape Mr. Neeley's apartment?
she went out the window
Where was Jessie's news conference held?
on the steps of the Indiana State Capitol Building
How was Mr. Seward prevented from hurting the children of Clifton?
Hannah tripped him.
What were four reasons why Jessie was the best to go get help?
She was adventurous. She was brave. She could fit into Ma's "modern" clothes. She was ingenious. She was a good problem solver. She was a quick thinker.
Why did Jessie faint after the news conference?
She had diphtheria.
When did Clifton's men know that Jessie had escaped Clifton?
As soon as she lifted the rock and went into the tunnel.
How did Jessie convince the reporters that she was from historic Clifton?
She recited the presidents and the states.
Why did Jessie feel guilty even though she had gotten help for the children of Clifton?
Abby and Jefferson died
Why were the parents of Clifton separated from their children?
The authorities were not sure that they were good parents because they had endangered their children.
What was the real purpose of Clifton?
To conduct research to build a stronger gene pool to resist disease.
What did Jessie do after the board of health wouldn't listen to her?
She called all the newspapers, radio stations, and TV stations to inform them of a news conference.
Who was Frank Lyle?
The man Jessie thought was Mr. Neeley.
The main scientist who was conducting experiments in Clifton.
Why was it hardfor Jessie to watch the blacksmith on the tour?
The blacksmith is her pa and she missed him. Also, the kids on the tour were making fun of him.
delaying; fooling around; loafing
disgraceful; shocking; shameful
chance opportunity; possibility
a strick isolation imposed to prevent the spread of disease
came together from different directions
unaltered; level; even
hallway; passage connecting parts of a building
poured forth; flowed
knotty; tangled; having many involved parts
stared or gased stupidly
to recover or regain
aroused interest or curiosity
bizarre; crazy; ridiculous
sharplly affecting the organs of taste or smell
drew back or tensed the body
accusations; charges; blames
unmindful or unaware
make known; broadcast; proclaim
a large group or number
false impression or illusion; misbelieve