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. Where is Mission Control for Project Scoop located?

2. What does Dr. Hall think about the Wildfire project?

3. Why was Hall, a surgeon, chosen for the team?

4. What does Stone say the government should do about the possibility of alien bacteria?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What do you think Dr. Stone represents in this book?

2. Leavitt has a dream about a house. When he wakens he believes it has an answer to Andromeda. Describe the dream and his thoughts and reactions to the dream.

3. Describe Major Arthur Manchek.

4. What kinds of animals are used in research? What do various animals do best? Why is the Black Norway Rat used most often in scientific experiments?

5. What does Stone tell Hall as they discuss how many seconds was left on the self-destruct?

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

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

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

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

10. Write about the first pages of the book and what the author does to grab the reader's attention.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Do you think the Andromeda Strain was aimed at humans? Why or why not.

Essay Topic 3

Leavitt discusses a machine invented to provide computerized physical exams. The machine is designed to replace doctors. How would you feel if such a machine existed? Describe a scene where you are being examined by a machine. How do you feel? How do you relate to the machine? Do you miss a flesh and blood physician? Would you trust a machine as your doctor? Why or why not?

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