The Atlantis Gene Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

A.G. Riddle
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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. Who is the man that comes to torture Dr. Kate Warner in Part I: "Jakarta Burning," Chapter 37?

2. The study that Dr. Kate Warner is heading in Part I: "Jakarta Burning," Chapter 1 is described as having roughly how many autistic children in residence?

3. What is the name of the eight-year-old autistic child that has just completed the puzzle Dr. Warner’s team has designed to identify savants in the opening of Part I: "Jakarta Burning," Chapter 3?

4. How do David and Kate enter the bomb shelter in Part II: "A Tibetan Tapestry," Chapter 44?

5. What term from the novel refers to the study of mitotically or meiotically heritable changes in gene expression or cellular phenotype, caused by mechanisms other than changes in the underlying DNA sequence?

Short Essay Questions

1. What obstacle do David and Kate meet in Part II: "A Tibetan Tapestry," Chapter 46? How do they overcome the obstacle?

2. What is the setting described in the opening of Part I: "Jakarta Burning," Chapter 1? What is Dr. Kate Warner doing when the chapter opens?

3. What is the setting of Part I: "Jakarta Burning," Chapter 2? What is David Vale doing when the chapter opens?

4. What coded message does David Vale find through the craigslist ads in Part II: "A Tibetan Tapestry," Chapter 42?

5. What characters and setting are introduced in Part II: "A Tibetan Tapestry," Chapter 48?

6. How is the uncovered artifact described in the novel’s Prologue? What words are seen on the side of the vessel?

7. What is the setting described in the opening of the novel’s Prologue? What is taking place in this setting?

8. Where does Kate awaken in Part II: "A Tibetan Tapestry," Chapter 40? How is this setting described?

9. What new information does the reader learn from the press releases that comprise Part I: "Jakarta Burning," Chapter 27?

10. How does Josh Cohen go about sending David Vale a message before he is intercepted in Part I: "Jakarta Burning," Chapter 25?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe and discuss the two settings established in the Prologue and Part I: "Jakarta Burning," Chapter 1. How populous are these settings? What is the time period established in the beginning of the novel? What tone is established with these two settings?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the character of Robert Hunt in the novel. What is Robert’s role in the plot of the story? Why is Robert in Antarctica? What events does Robert Hunt observe after he’s left the drill site? What causes him to turn back?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the symbolism and meaning of the tapestry that Kate finds with Qian in the novel. What historical events are depicted on the tapestry? What futuristic events are detailed? What do you think the tapestry symbolizes? Why?

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