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

2. Where did Watson see Chargaff for the second time but they did not speak?

3. Where was Pauling's lab?

4. Where had Watson gotten the structures for the bases?

5. What happened when King's lab began comparing their experimental results to the double helix structure?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the theme of integrating the work of science with outside diversions, merging a scientist's work with his life portrayed throughout the novel. Be sure to include specific examples.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the issue of a person's politics affecting his ability to travel to complete his work (such as Pauling being unable to travel to the conference in London). Compare this even in the book to current events throughout your writing.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay about the author's depiction of women throughout the novel. Provide specific examples of depictions aligning with physical descriptions and whether or not you believe they are fair and accurate.

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