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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What happens to Marie on June 25, 1903?
2. What does Marie refuse?
3. Why is it surprising that the Americans donated another gram of radium to Marie?
4. What does Marie accuse herself of when in truth she simply needs to find some actual rest in her life?
5. In what year does Marie make her last trip to Poland?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Throughout the novel, there appear to be different antagonists in Marie's life. Do you believe this is accurate? Do all people have different antagonists as they age and their life progresses? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
A drive to pursue a single passion despite all obstacles seems to define many successful people. Write an essay describing the positive and negative aspects of having this type of drive. Do you believe you have this drive? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The Curies believed that their discoveries belonged to all of humanity. Do you agree with their decisions? Why or why not? Do you think modern scientists are as selfless as Marie? Why or why not?
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