The Andromeda Strain Test | Final 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 does Hall do at the computer when he is in the room with his patients?

2. What does Hall think about Burton's fear?

3. What happens to the rat when deposited near the satellite?

4. What have these home remedies done to Jackson?

5. What do they do when they realize a nuclear detonation in Piedmont will provide Andromeda with a limitless supply of energy?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Andromeda infect the town of Piedmont?

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

3. What did Manchek find about the wreck of the plane?

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

5. Describe Dr. Hall's first meeting with Peter Jackson. What does Jackson look like? What does Hall do?

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

7. 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?

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

9. 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.

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Describe Dr. Burton. Do you think he made too many mistakes to stay on the Wildfire team? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

One theme explored in this book relates to the rising fear in the mid-twentieth century that mankind would become slaves to technology. Do you think this is possible? Why? Give examples of what you believe illustrates this fear. Do you believe you've become a slave to technology in your own life? How? Why?

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