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. How does the information needed to contact Wildfire read?

2. Who is walking among the bodies?

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

4. What is Dr. Burton's specialty ?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the Odd Man Hypothesis. Do you think it's a good idea?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Considering the technological advancements made in the past fifty years, why do you think there are people still starving in the world? Do you think better use could be made of the human mind than technological advances?

Essay Topic 2

When considering all the technology in this book, do you believe humans are ready to have such technology? Do you think humans are civilized enough to go into space? Why do you think we have not flown people to another planet yet?

Essay Topic 3

In this book the government had several "top secret" projects of which few of its citizens were knowledgeable. Do you think this is okay for the government to do? Do you believe that the government should keep secrets from the people? Why or why not? Do you think the government should have first access to all technology? Why or why not?

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