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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 does the answering service supervisor tell Hall when he keeps pushing the red button by his bed?
(a) that he is late for breakfast
(b) that tomorrow a male voice will waken him
(c) that pushing the red button calls him
(d) that he ought to take this project more seriously

2. How will the scientist work on the satellite?
(a) with binoculars
(b) behind an ultraviolet barrier
(c) with latex gloves on their hands
(d) metallic hands inside the sealed room

3. There is another way for Hall to reach a substation. What is it?
(a) climbing to another level through the central core
(b) going through the ventilation shafts
(c) taking an elevator to level 4
(d) going up the outside of the lab

4. What will Hall wear to examine the two survivors of Piedmont?
(a) latex gloves and surgical mask
(b) an astronaut's suit
(c) his level 5 coveralls
(d) a full body glove

5. What is Leavitt's rule of "48"?
(a) all scientists are blind
(b) all scientists are obsessed with their work
(c) there's 48 ways to do anything
(d) there's 48 types of mistakes in any problem

Short Answer Questions

1. What bothers Hall about the substations that will turn off a self-destruct?

2. In communications, why does Captain Morris check for computer malfunctions?

3. What have these home remedies done to Jackson?

4. What does Hall do at the computer when he is in the room with his patients?

5. When Burton is still alive, but breathing fast from fear what does Hall do?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How did Andromeda infect the town of Piedmont?

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

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

5. What does Hall realize about Andromeda when thinking about Jackson's acidosis?

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

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

8. Why is uncontrolled bacterial growth is a frightening concept?

9. What do the x-ray crystallography results show about Andromeda?

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

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