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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the first two scientific crises in history?
(a) the flu epidemic of 1918 and electrical power generation
(b) finding a vaccine for small pox and the Andromeda Strain
(c) the atomic energy and space capability crises
(d) a viable solar energy system and splitting the atom

2. On the way to Wildfire, what does Dr. Leavitt tell Dr. Hall to do?
(a) make out his will
(b) take Leavitt's blood pressure
(c) call his mother and tell her where he is
(d) to read the project file before arriving at Wildfire

3. What did English biophysicist, J.J. Merrick, discuss at a biological symposium?
(a) the improbability of life in space
(b) whether humans should go into space
(c) the probabilities of first contact with an alien species
(d) whether biology was a science worth pursuing

4. What does Dr. Hall think about the Wildfire project?
(a) that the government can't do anything right, including Wildfire
(b) that the government is totally paronoid
(c) he believed the whole project was theoretical and never expected to actually be called
(d) it is a stupid waste of money

5. What does their nighttime surveillance reveal?
(a) a big town party in the center of town
(b) a pack of dogs are barking at a door
(c) all the houses are lit up
(d) no activity in the town

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Hall do about his appointment to Wildfire?

2. What spurred significant advances in biological science?

3. How does the information needed to contact Wildfire read?

4. In what configuration is the Wildfire lab built?

5. What does Dr. Stone tell his wife as he leaves?

Short Essay Questions

1. Write about the procedure the three planes used to look at and take pictures of Piedmont and the capability of the scavenger spy plane.

2. Describe what the Wildfire lab looks like on first approach.

3. What were the two things Stone and Burton knew when they landed in Piedmont?

4. What are the protocols Leavitt personally put into place for Wildfire?

5. On level 1 what does Stone tell the men when he briefs them about the Wildfire lab?

6. Already, by chapter 4, the reader can tell this is a technical narrative. How does the author handle the technology?

7. Write about the narrator. What is his purpose? How is his purpose carried out?

8. Describe the chain of events, in Stone's mind that has lead up to project Wildfire.

9. The author states his theme that crises are made up of human personalities. How does he introduce his characters?

10. What does Manchek do after reviewing the intelligence with Jagger?

(see the answer keys)

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