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. Based on the a Millipore filter size what does Burton conclude?

2. Where are the laboratories and equipment rooms that they will be using on level 5?

3. What does Stone do when they find the message?

4. What did Stone and Leavitt find in the satellite?

5. What does Jackson do for his ulcer?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

9. Describe the crash scene of the military jet to which Major Manchek travels . What does it look like? What does he find?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Dr. Hall. Would you like him if you met him? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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