The Double Helix Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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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 was the problem with the idea that the bases were pairs?

2. How did Watson spend the time while he waited for the machine shop to construct the necessary parts?

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

4. Who has developed a structure of DNA in chapter twenty-one?

5. Which of the following best describes Maurice and Rosy's working relationship?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Write a comparison essay of Watson and Crick's motivations to complete work. How were they the same? How were they different? Include specific examples to explain your conclusions.

Essay Topic 2

At one point in the novel, Rosy seems very agitated and almost at the point of violence. Write an essay about this event including: Where does this fit of temper come from? Is it truly as the author describes it or is it somehow misinterpreted by him?

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay on the idea that a scientist's life is not truly separable from the scientist's work. Use examples from the text to support your writing.

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