The Andromeda Strain Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Merrick theorize?

2. What does the narrator say about the men of Wildfire that will affect the outcome of the work?

3. How does Stone feel about Hall's appointment?

4. What is the first response to Mancheck's call to Wildfire?

5. How does the President respond to Stone's request for a directive 7-12?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Write a description of Piedmont from Lieutenant Shawn's perspective looking from above.

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

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

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

6. How is Wildfire put into action by Manchek's phone call?

7. 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?

8. What decontamination processes do the men go through on Level 2, 3 and 4?

9. Explain why the government agreed to extend funds and build Wildfire?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe all the objects in your home and their uses that were invented in the past thirty years. Do you think life would be difficult without them? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

What do you believe this book is saying about scientific advancements? Do you agree with that view point?

Essay Topic 3

Did this book hold your interest throughout? How? Why? If not, why? Describe what parts interested you the most and any parts you thought were boring. Did you foresee the end long before it came? How?

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