Special Sub-Topic: Dead Morn
|Where does most of the story take place?|
20th Century Cuba. Opening in the year 2413 after the nuclear holocaust; mankind has been desolated and only isolated pockets have survived.
|Our hero is a Yellow, illegally married to a Green. What is his number?|
048197. He is actually Yellow Six 048197. He married Green Three 551233.
Yellows are Intellectuals (Academic and Scientific).
Greens are Militia (disciplinary forces, special projects). Caste lines are rigidly enforced.
|The main character of 'Dead Morn' is working in what area of expertise?|
Archaic Linguistics. He is working on a paper on 'Speculations on the Influences of Latin American Spanish Dialects on the Mother Tongue.' He is chosen as an agent because of his linguistic and martial skills.
|When our Yellow is sent back, what name does he adopt?|
Juan Bringas. He is intially overcome by the experience of being above ground. He is chosen by a group of four Tens, Purple, Yellow, Green and Red. Unwillingly, at first, he accomplishes his mission.
|Our protagonist accidentally kills soldiers at a cane field. How?|
Phosphorus grenade. He thinks it is a smoke grenade, but after it explodes he realizes it was a White Phosphorus grenade. This he believes to be the cause of his never marrying Green Three.
|The purpose of returning to the past is to eliminate a caste. Which one?|
Brown. Brown is the caste of paupers. Purple is executive. Red is health workers. Blue is productive (construction, transport).
There are ten castes altogether. Ten levels per caste. 5000 people per level, the Tenth level being the highest.
|In text A, what is the name of the underground community?|
Fidelia. The community is located under what was Bolivia. It is made up of survivors from the island of Cuba. The only other large colony known to have survived was from the former country of Czechoslovakia. They emigrated to Uganda and set up there. They ultimately failed due to severe drought. Text A is before he was sent to the past. Text B is after his alteration of the past.
|When Yellow Six is sent to the past, he arrives on September 20. What name does his community give to September?|
Camil. Named after Camilo Cienfuegos, one of the 'gang of four' which included Raul and Fidel Castro, and Che Guevara. Marti (Jose Marti) was January. Maximo (Maximo Gomez) was February and Fulgen (Fulgencio Batista) was November. This date was believed to be a pivotal point for the creation of the Brown caste. By altering history, the Brown caste never developed. From his viewpoint he meets Adelita Suarez for the first time.
|In text B, who is Yellow Six married to?|
White Two 400464. White is for clerical. Orange for entertainment. Black for criminals. Transparent is for the casteless (juvenile, maternity).
|What year does Yellow Six return to from text B?|
1958. The year Castro finally defeated Batista. Although Batista did not actually leave until January 1, 1959. Here he meets Adelita Suarez for the first time. Although he met her from his viewpoint for the first time in 1962. He also becomes one of Fidel Castro's bodyguards. On his return to Cuba in 1958, he actually marries Adelita as well.
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