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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 the main hypothesis the men have about why Scoop fell out of orbit?
(a) it was at the end of its allocated usefulness
(b) the satellite hit something in its path
(c) the Russians shot it down
(d) its batteries ran out

2. What do they find out about the green substance and amino acids?
(a) it makes its own amino acids
(b) it shrinks in the presence of amino acids
(c) it has no amino acids
(d) it makes amino acids out of the air

3. On what former scientific belief did Leavitt base his rule of 48?
(a) the earth revolves around the sun
(b) it is impossible to put any object into outer space
(c) the earth is flat
(d) science's once irrevocable conclusion that the human body contains forty-eight chromosomes

4. When the seal has been broken in the Autopsy room, who is in there?
(a) Dr. Leavitt
(b) Mark Hall
(c) Dr. Stone
(d) Dr. Burton

5. What does the spectrometer show about the composition of the Andromeda strain?
(a) it's radioactive
(b) it resembles earthly organic life
(c) it has carbon and silicon in it
(d) it is not alive

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the men's theory about Andromeda and blood vessels?

2. What does Hall race back to the autopsy room to stop?

3. What will Hall wear to examine the two survivors of Piedmont?

4. Why are black Norway rats used in labs?

5. Burton's tests reveal that clotting begins in the lungs then progresses to the brain. What does that mean to him?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hall finally find out about Leavitt's epilepsy and what does he do about it?

2. As Stone and Hall figure out the Ph situation, the warning bells go off. Why?

3. What is the real mission of Scoop? What do the scientist do when they find out?

4. Write about some of the mistakes the scientists made when dealing with Andromeda.

5. When Hall realizes why Jackson is alive, what does he figure out about the baby?

6. Why is Mark Hall's reaction to the female computer voice important?

7. In the conference room in Chapter 12, Dr. Stone talks about a man named Rudolph Karp. Who is Karp? Why does Stone discuss him?

8. How did the Scoop satellite end up on earth? What do the scientist think?

9. Describe the study Leavitt uses as the basis for his rule of 48.

10. The scientist are not bad men. It would be easy to see them that way. How does the narrator see them? Or the reader?

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