Essay Topics/Writing Assignments
These 20 essay questions can be used as essay questions on a test, or as stand-alone essay topics for a take-home or in-class writing assignment. Students should have a full understanding of the text in order to answer these questions. They ask for a thorough analysis of the text.
1. Nancy Jaax is one of the central characters in the Hot Zone. As a female scientist, Nancy encounters several episodes of sexism.
a. Find examples of roadblocks that Nancy must face due to her gender.
b. One roadblock she faces is being told that that she will neglect her work or her family or both. Has this happened by the end of the book? Explain your reasoning.
c. Do you agree or disagree with her treatment? Support your position.
2. Preston compares HIV to Ebola throughout...
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