The Double Helix Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Watson and Crick have to wait for?

2. How does Watson end his book?

3. Which of the following was Senator McCarthy investigating?

4. What did Bragg finally allow Watson to do?

5. Why was Watson trying to make crystallographic X-rays of TMV?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay describing how the term self-deprecating could be used to describe Watson's own humor throughout the novel. Be sure to include examples from the book to support your writing.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay describing how a competitive streak drives scientists. Use examples from the text to show an example of this idea.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about scientific ethics. Include answers to the following questions:Rosy has been difficult for Maurice to work with, but does he have the right to secretly copy her images? Does he have a right to show those images to Watson, and does Watson have a right to use these images to move forward his own work? Does Rosy have a right to keep her work secret, when it could be used to further science?

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