The Dreams of Ada Short Essay - Answer Key

Bob Mayer
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1. Describe the city of Ada as it is described in Chapter 1.

Ada is a city of about 17,000 people, in the county of Pontotoc, about ninety miles southeast of Oklahoma City. It was named after Ada Reed, daughter of the town's founder.

2. Who are the first three characters introduced to the reader in Chapter 1?

The first three characters introduced to the reader in Chapter 1 are the following: Lenny Timmons, David Timmons, and Gene Whelchel.

3. Why do many residents in Ada have police scanners in their homes?

Many residents in Ada have police scanners in their homes because they are useful in times of emergency, such as to keep track of tornado warnings.

4. What two important items does the manager of McAnally's convenience store clean up at the end of Chapter 1? Why are these items important to the disappearance of Denice Haraway?

Two important items the manager of McAnally's convenience store cleans up at the end of Chapter 1 are a beer can and fingerprints that left on a counter. These items are important to the disappearance of Denice Haraway because they contain information about the last person to be seen with Denice.

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