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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What patent could the Curies obtain?
(a) The process for identifying radium.
(b) The name for the treatment, radiation.
(c) The process for producing salts from radium.
(d) The mining of radium.
2. What does the celebrity status ruin for Marie causing her to become depressed?
(a) Her trust.
(b) Her children.
(c) Her nerves.
(d) Her marriage.
3. What revives Marie's nature and fervor to return to work?
(a) Husband's death.
(b) Desire to find the answer.
(c) A new breakthrough.
(d) Love of small children.
4. What is the only hierarchy that Marie allows in Brittany when she joins her children?
(a) The one that allows her to continue.
(b) The one that has to do with scientific order.
(c) The one that classifies sailing skill.
(d) The one that holds master over servant.
5. What is Marie's primary reason for the decision she makes in regard as to whether to go or stay?
(a) Her dead husband.
(b) Her new lab.
(c) Her children.
(d) Her patriotism.
6. Where was Pierre headed on the morning he died?
(a) To sign papers for a new grant.
(b) To take his daughter to the doctor.
(c) To correct some proofs.
(d) To meet Marie.
7. How does Marie rest after she spends her day working at the laboratory?
(b) Corresponding with her colleagues.
(c) Playing with her granddaughter.
8. Which of the following characters is Marie's constant companion until married?
9. What dream does Marie also come to realize in 1925?
(a) A radiology institute in Warsaw.
(b) Her first grandson.
(c) A lab that Pierre would have loved.
(d) A home in America.
10. What does the committee started by Mrs. Meloney present to Marie?
(a) An article about her life.
(b) A trip to America.
(c) A new laboratory.
(d) A gram of radium.
11. Marie continues on with her research despite what?
(a) Her children's wishes.
(b) Her on-going grief.
(c) Her lack of help.
(d) Her continued health problems.
12. Why do the professors arouse criticism?
(a) They make too much noise.
(b) They treat the peasants poorly.
(c) They speak above their colleagues.
(d) Beach life is not in fashion.
13. What decision does Marie come to as the Germans continue to advance?
(a) To sacrifice herself to save her children.
(b) To return to Poland and fight for her home country.
(c) To stay in Paris no matter what.
(d) To leave Paris and join her children.
14. How many scientific communications do the Curies publish between 1899 and 1904?
15. How does Marie feel about going on without Pierre?
(a) That she must go on for her children.
(b) That it is impossible.
(c) That she should take her own life to be with Pierre.
(d) That she must fulfill his dream.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Pierre take a position at the P.C.N.?
2. What do the reporters in America call Marie?
3. What does Marie begin to devote her time to establish in her role as a member of the International Committee on Intellectual Co-operation?
4. What does Marie do in her advancing age that is similar to when she was a young child again?
5. What happened to Bronya's son?
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