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. How much faster was Watson able to take pictures with the new X-ray tube?

2. How did Crick feel about Watson's work on bacteria reproduction?

3. What was the problem with the idea that the bases were pairs?

4. Which term did Maurice use to describe the DNA structure?

5. Where was Pauling's lab?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Write an essay describing in what way it is a truth that "a scientist's life might be interesting socially as well as intellectually." Use information from the text to support your writing.

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