Q Clearance Chapter Abstracts for Teachers

Peter Benchley
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Chapter Abstracts

Chapter 1

* Burnham is given "Q Clearance", a high security clearance within the Department of Energy.

* Burnham learns that he is employed by the Department of Energy.

* Burnham attempts to turn down the promotion.

* Burnham learns that he cannot turn down the promotion.

* Renfro, the bureaucrat who is informing Burnham of his "Q Clearance", expresses concern about Burnham's competency with respect to his job.

* Burnham antagonizes Renfro with irony and humor.

* Burnham expresses his wish not to know any of the atomic secrets that go along with "Q Clearance".

* Renfro states that he wishes Burnham was not getting the promotion.

Chapter 2

* Burnham is irritated by his daughter, Derry, and her politics.

* Sarah, Burnham's wife, defends Derry and her right to her beliefs.

* We learn that Burnham is allergic to alcohol.

* We learn that Burnham take a number of vitamins.

* It is revealed that Sarah works for Ted Kennedy.

* Sarah...

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