"Eureka: Scientific Twist Of Fate" And "Robo-legs"

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  • 1. 

    Why was Edward Jenner's discovery of a way to vaccinate for smallpox valuable?  INCLUDE 2 DETAILS from "Eureka:  Scientific Twists of Fate" in your response:

  • 2. 

    Using information from BOTH articles ---answer the following question.....How have attitudes towards scientific advancement changed over the years?  Use at least 2 details from both articles to support your answer:

  • 3. 

    Re-read lines 60-78 of "Robo-Legs".  Based on Nick Springer's comments, do you think he believes that someday the 'far-fetched' idea about prosthetics depicted (shown) in the movie will be a reality?  After answering the question, using at least one example from the article EXPLAIN WHY you think this way.   

  • 4. 

    How does the TONE (if you do not remember what tone means, then please look it up and try to REMEMBER what it means as you can be assured this will show up on the EOG!!!!)  of "Eureka: Scientific Twists of Fate" affect the author's ability to get his/her point across?  EXPLAIN your thoughts: 

  • 5. 

    The story about Cameron Clapp in "Robo-Legs" shows that artificial limbs, or prosthetics, can help people

    • A.

      Play sports

    • B.

      Plan for the future

    • C.

      Move like robots

    • D.

      Understand computers

    Correct Answer
    B. Plan for the future
    Explanation
    The story about Cameron Clapp in "Robo-Legs" demonstrates how artificial limbs, or prosthetics, can assist individuals in planning for the future. Cameron Clapp, who lost his legs in a train accident, was able to regain his mobility and independence through the use of prosthetic legs. This allowed him to envision and pursue his goals, dreams, and aspirations for the future, proving that prosthetics can empower individuals to plan for the life they desire.

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  • 6. 

    According to "Robo-Legs", what do some people who use artificial limbs do that shows pride?

    • A.

      Sign up for military service

    • B.

      Make movies about disabilities

    • C.

      Display their sports medals

    • D.

      Decorate their electronic limbs

    Correct Answer
    D. Decorate their electronic limbs
    Explanation
    Some people who use artificial limbs show pride by decorating their electronic limbs. This means that they personalize and customize their prosthetic limbs, adding designs, colors, or accessories to make them unique and reflective of their personality or interests. Decorating their electronic limbs allows them to express their individuality and embrace their artificial limbs as a part of their identity.

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  • 7. 

    The story of Isaac Newton in “Eureka: Scientific Twists of Fate” is used to introduce the main idea that 

    • A.

      Scientific discoveries are the result of both luck and a gifted mind

    • B.

      Scientific discoveries are the result of pure luck

    • C.

      scientific discoveries are the result of geniu

    • D.

      Scientific discoveries started in the 1600s

    Correct Answer
    A. Scientific discoveries are the result of both luck and a gifted mind
    Explanation
    The story of Isaac Newton in "Eureka: Scientific Twists of Fate" suggests that scientific discoveries are the result of both luck and a gifted mind. This implies that while luck may play a role in stumbling upon a discovery, it is the combination of luck and the brilliance of the mind that leads to significant scientific breakthroughs. Newton's story serves as an example of how his chance encounter with a falling apple sparked his curiosity and led him to develop the theory of gravity, showcasing the interplay between luck and intellectual ability in scientific discoveries.

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  • 8. 

    The function of the new artificial limbs, or prosthetics, described in “Robo-Legs” is to help people 

    • A.

      Perform as efficiently as machines

    • B.

      Publicize the effects of disabilities

    • C.

      Overcome their bodies' limitations

    • D.

      Understand advances in technology

    Correct Answer
    C. Overcome their bodies' limitations
    Explanation
    The new artificial limbs, or prosthetics, described in "Robo-Legs" are designed to help people overcome their bodies' limitations. This means that these prosthetics are meant to assist individuals in surpassing the physical limitations imposed by their own bodies, allowing them to perform tasks and activities that they would otherwise be unable to do. These advanced prosthetics aim to enhance mobility and functionality, giving individuals the ability to regain independence and improve their quality of life.

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  • 9. 

    What does Nick Springer discuss in “Robo-Legs” to express his hope for the future? 

    • A.

      Computer programs that control prosthetics

    • B.

      Batteries that are used in prosthectics

    • C.

      Sports equipment for people with disabilities

    • D.

      Prosthetics shown in a "Star Wars" movie

    Correct Answer
    D. Prosthetics shown in a "Star Wars" movie
    Explanation
    Nick Springer discusses prosthetics shown in a "Star Wars" movie to express his hope for the future.

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  • 10. 

     The stories in “Eureka: Scientific Twists of Fate” show that some scientific discoveries result from 

    • A.

      Work that countries do together

    • B.

      Accidents that are ignored

    • C.

      Luck combined with intelligence

    • D.

      Decades of specialized study

    Correct Answer
    C. Luck combined with intelligence
    Explanation
    The stories in "Eureka: Scientific Twists of Fate" demonstrate that scientific discoveries often come about through a combination of luck and intelligence. This implies that while intelligence and expertise are crucial in scientific research, unexpected and fortunate events or circumstances also play a significant role in making groundbreaking discoveries. The book likely presents examples where scientists stumbled upon important findings or made connections by chance, highlighting the importance of being open to serendipitous moments in scientific exploration.

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  • 11. 

    In “Eureka: Scientific Twists of Fate,” the description of how Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin serves 

    • A.

      To introduce the central idea

    • B.

      As an example of the central idea

    • C.

      As an exception to the rule that discoveries depend on luck and talent

    • D.

      As a conclusion to the article

    Correct Answer
    B. As an example of the central idea
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "as an example of the central idea." The passage describes how Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin, which is used to illustrate the central idea of the article. This central idea likely revolves around scientific discoveries or the role of luck and talent in scientific breakthroughs. By presenting Fleming's discovery as an example, the author supports and reinforces the main point they are trying to convey.

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  • 12. 

    What have the scientific advancements discussed in both articles done? 

    • A.

      Improved human lives

    • B.

      Prevented disease epidemics

    • C.

      Caused people to question progress

    • D.

      Made humans more like machines

    Correct Answer
    A. Improved human lives
    Explanation
    The scientific advancements discussed in both articles have improved human lives.

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  • 13. 

    Both articles discuss progress in the field of 

    • A.

      Sports

    • B.

      Medicine

    • C.

      Computers

    • D.

      Human movement

    Correct Answer
    B. Medicine
    Explanation
    Both articles discuss progress in the field of medicine.

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  • 14. 

    Mobility is

    • A.

      The ability to move around

    • B.

      Dependence on technology

    • C.

      The discovery of a cure

    • D.

      A study of diseases

    Correct Answer
    A. The ability to move around
    Explanation
    Mobility refers to the ability of an individual or object to move freely and easily. It is not related to dependence on technology, the discovery of a cure, or the study of diseases. The correct answer is "the ability to move around."

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  • 15. 

    Rehabilitation is  

    • A.

      A method of examining patients

    • B.

      The process of returning someone to physical capability

    • C.

      A technique for studying diseases

    • D.

      An effort to restore health to an entire community after an epidemic

    Correct Answer
    B. The process of returning someone to physical capability
    Explanation
    Rehabilitation is the process of returning someone to physical capability. This typically involves various therapies, exercises, and treatments aimed at restoring and improving physical function after an injury, illness, or surgery. Rehabilitation focuses on helping individuals regain strength, mobility, coordination, and independence, enabling them to resume their daily activities and improve their quality of life.

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  • 16. 

    What does serendipitous mean? 

    • A.

      A happening in the past

    • B.

      Discovered in a laboratory

    • C.

      Found by fortunate accident

    • D.

      Showing healthy characteristics

    Correct Answer
    C. Found by fortunate accident
    Explanation
    Serendipitous means something that is found or discovered by fortunate accident. It refers to unexpected and positive outcomes that occur unintentionally or by chance. It implies stumbling upon something valuable or beneficial without actively seeking it. This term is often used to describe unexpected discoveries or fortunate coincidences that lead to new insights or opportunities.

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  • 17. 

    Something that is pervasive is...

    • A.

      Unhealthy to many

    • B.

      Extensively researched

    • C.

      Deserving of a prize

    • D.

      Present throughout

    Correct Answer
    D. Present throughout
    Explanation
    The word "pervasive" means something that is present or spread throughout a particular area or group. Therefore, the correct answer is "present throughout" as it aligns with the definition of the word.

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  • 18. 

    What does infectious mean?

    • A.

      Able to recognize a dangerous infection

    • B.

      Capable of being transmitted by infection

    • C.

      Knowledgeable about the source of infections

    • D.

      Considered the highest authority on infections

    Correct Answer
    B. Capable of being transmitted by infection
    Explanation
    The term "infectious" refers to something that is capable of being transmitted by infection. It implies that the particular thing or disease can be spread from one person to another through direct or indirect contact. It does not imply knowledge about the source of infections or being an authority on infections.

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