Jurassic Park 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. What message do Sattler and Harding receive over the walkie-talkie?

2. After searching the computer codes for over twelve hours, what is Arnold still unable to locate in the code?

3. As the raptors approach the newly reunited foursome, where does Grant instruct Gennaro to take the children to?

4. When Nedry's disabling code in the computer system is found, and the systems are brought back online, how many sections of the fence do not come back up?

5. Who does the group decide should go to the maintenance shed in order to return power to the system and electricity to the fences and the bars?

Short Essay Questions

1. While hiding from the Tyrannosaurus rex after fleeing the electric car, Ed Regis is visibly upset and feeling very guilty. Why does Ed feel guilty?

2. Why does finding the broken watch in the crumpled Land Cruiser give Muldoon hope that at least one of the children is still alive?

3. Hammond is proud that the motion sensors cover 92% of the park. Malcolm maintains that the sensors are inadequate. Why?

4. Nedry modifies the computer program in order to hide the theft of the embryos and buy enough time for him to meet the boat at the east dock. What exactly does Nedry program the computer to do?

5. After discovering the missing embryos, Dr. Wu runs a search and discovers something about the frog DNA that Dr. Grant had referred to. What did Wu discover?

6. Describe why Arnold is somewhat impressed by the code that Nedry had programmed in to the computer system to disable the system while Nedry stole the embryos.

7. After power is restored and Malcolm and Hammond are safe in the lodge, they begin to discuss the fate of the planet. Hammond asserts that the planet is in danger. Malcolm disagrees. What does Malcolm believe?

8. As Dr. Grant tries to lead the raptors away from where Gennaro and the children are trapped, he finds the hatchery. Why is Grant excited to be in the hatchery?

9. After the power is restored and the systems are reset, Grant comments that equilibrium is being restored to the island. How is true equilibrium being reached on the island?

10. As Grant and the children are floating down the river, they come to the aviary and notice that it is not yet finished. Why do they decide to stop in the aviary anyway?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

After arriving on Isla Nublar, both Dr. Sattler and Mr. Gennaro see the dinosaurs for the first time. Describe the reaction of each of these characters upon seeing the dinosaurs. Then, compare and contrast these two characters using their reaction to seeing the dinosaurs as the starting point for a larger discussion about how these two are different.

Essay Topic 2

John Hammond likens Jurassic Park to a combination zoo and amusement park.

a. Compare and contrast a real-world zoo with Jurassic Park. How are they similar? How are they different?

b. Compare and contrast a real-world amusement park with Jurassic Park. How are they similar? How are they different?

c. How does the author use common, real-world places to enhance the believability of Jurassic Park? Provide examples from the story to support your answer.

d. Is the author successful in creating a believable park? Why or why not? Be sure to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Identify four of the members of the group invited by Hammond to preview Jurassic Park. Then, compare and contrast the backgrounds, experiences, and opinions of the four group members you identified. Was each member of the group necessary in order for Hammond's island to pass inspection? Why or why not? Was any member of the group expendable? Why or why not?

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