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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. How does Leavitt feel about Wildfire?
(a) he misses his wife and wishes he hadn't been called
(b) he's skeptical that it is necessary
(c) he's indifferent
(d) he is fascinated with Wildfire and excited to be working on it

2. What does the narrator say about Lieutenant Shawn's life?
(a) that he is young and has a long life ahead of him
(b) that he is soon to start college
(c) that he's been wasting it
(d) that these are the last few moments he will live

3. What does Jagger show Manchek on a conference call?
(a) the infrared film images of the town
(b) a red coded phone that connects to Wildfire
(c) he doesn't show them anything, they're on a phone
(d) a paper with TOP SECRET printed on it

4. How does Burton appear to Stone?
(a) a sharp dresser and compulsive individual
(b) an absent-minded professor with sloppy clothes and untidy hair
(c) a monk in brown robes
(d) a young football player

5. What is Caper One?
(a) the name of Lt. Shawn's german shepard
(b) a set-up to catch a drug dealer
(c) the name of Lt. Shawn's mission
(d) the name of the Scoop satellite's mission

Short Answer Questions

1. When the communication specialist checks the equipment, what does he find?

2. What does Samuel "Gunner" Wilson, pilot of the Scavenger plane see as he flies over Piedmont?

3. What does their nighttime surveillance reveal?

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

5. What do they find when they cut open a victim's wrist?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Jagger's job and what does he say about the reconnoiter photos and what they show.

3. What is Lieutenant Roger Shawn doing at the beginning of the book?

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

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

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

7. Why does Stone believe the Wildfire lab has "the capability to deal with an unknown biologic agent."?

8. In Chapter 3, the narrator discusses the nature of crisis from a historical perspective. What does he have to say about the nature of crisis?

9. Describe Dr. Burton as he rides in the helicopter with Dr. Stone going to Piedmont. Tell a little of his background in science.

10. Describe what happens at Dr. Stone's house when he's called for Wildfire.

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