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. For what reason do the men decide some of the Piedmont people seemed to have committed suicide?

2. What does Hall think made Jackson survive Andromeda?

3. Why does Stone feel they have plenty of time to solve the mystery of the satellite's contamination?

4. What do they put into the room with the satellite first?

5. While running to the autopsy room, Hall notices that Leavitt appears to be in a trance. Why does he appear that way?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Stone and Hall figure out the Ph situation, the warning bells go off. Why?

2. What do you think Montaigne meant by the quote "Men under stress are fools, and fool themselves." in relationship to the behavior of the men at Wildfire?

3. What does Hall realize about Andromeda when thinking about Jackson's acidosis?

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

5. The scientist are not bad men. It would be easy to see them that way. How does the narrator see them? Or the reader?

6. 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?

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

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

9. How does Hall finally find out about Leavitt's epilepsy and what does he do about it?

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

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

Science has the potential to empower or to enslave humanity. What do you think this means? How does it relate to life in the 21st century? How does it relate to your life?

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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