POP QUIZ: Books Away and Pencils Out

POP QUIZ on The Stand by Stephen King

  1. What was the overarching theme of the novel?
  • Post-apocalypse
  • Odyssey
  • Fantasy

2. What was the exact name of the Superflu that spread so ravenously

  • Project Flu
  • Purple Flurp
  • Project Blue
  • Fluvega


3. What is the word that Tom spells out throughout the storyline?

  • S-U-N
  • M-O-O-N
  • P-B-J
  • D-U-M-B

4. What is the name of Glen Bateman’s newly found dog?

  • Joker
  • Kobra
  • Jack
  • Kojak

5. Who is not a member of the Free Zone Committee?

  • Stu
  • Glen
  • Jon
  • Fran
  • Sue
  • Ralph
  • Larry
  • Nick

6. To what famous city does Randal Flagg lead his group of people? __Las Vegas__

7. What was the final desolation?

  • Meteor
  • Bomb
  • Unknown Causes
  • Alien Invasion


8. What causes the detonation of the answer to the question above (6)?

  • Slot Machine
  • The Hand of God
  • Randal Flagg
  • Timer (on the nuclear bomb)


9. Who, from the Free Zone Committee is sent and returns from Las Vegas?

  • Stu
  • Jon
  • Glen
  • Nick

10. To what city did the survivors gather?

  • Albuquerque
  • San Francisco
  • Denver
  • Boulder

11. (T or F) Stu journeys to Maine and leaves Fran behind.

T or F

12. (if F above) What actually happened?

  1. Stu and Fran go back to Maine
  2. Stu stays in Boulder and Fran goes to Maine
  3. Stu and Fran both travel to Massachusetts
  4. Stu and Fran stay in boulder with survivors

Character Choice and Introduction

Archetype: The Natural

Example: Shaun from Shaun of the Dead

Assignment: What They Might Have Done In Social Media

Below is an example of a tweet that a Natural archetypical character like Shaun (Simon Pegg) from Shaun of the Dead would have tweeted.

My Character: Joey Buckets

Personality: Lazy, efficient, confident, quick learner. Joey Buckets is similar to Shaun of the Dead and closely resembles his subpar pre-apocalyptic lifestyle to his oddly successful post-apocalytptic lifestyle (a relative comparison).