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English 11 Basic:Short Story Unit“The Hanging Stranger” Reading GuideName:_______crystal_________________*Type your answers in a different (from black) color font.*Before the Reading1.Author:Philip K. DickDoB December 16, 1928 DoD march 2 1982He died of a strokeHe lived in Chicago, Illinois. Moved to San Francisco Bay AreaAmerican novelist and best known for his science fiction short storiesMarried to anne r dicks, divorced as wellMarried 5 times2 daughters and 1 sonTwin sister died six weeks after birthTells about science technology of the futureStoried tell half fake and half true2.SettingModern times1950’sSmall, ordinary town, usaPublished in 19533.Vocabularya.Revulsion (n)a sense of disgust and loathing.b.Mimicry (n)the action or art of imitating someone or something, typically in order toentertain or ridicule.c.Pseudo (adj)not genuine; sham.d.Omnipotent (adj)(of a deity) having unlimited power; able to do anything.e.Infallible (adj)incapable of making mistakes or being wrongf.Beelzebub (n)the chief devil; Satan

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