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

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

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  • 1. 
    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

  • 2. 
    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

  • 3. 
    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

  • 4. 
    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

  • 5. 
    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

  • 6. 
     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

  • 7. 
    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

  • 8. 
    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

  • 9. 
    Both articles discuss progress in the field of 
    • A. 

      Sports

    • B. 

      Medicine

    • C. 

      Computers

    • D. 

      Human movement

  • 10. 
    Mobility is
    • A. 

      The ability to move around

    • B. 

      Dependence on technology

    • C. 

      The discovery of a cure

    • D. 

      A study of diseases

  • 11. 
    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

  • 12. 
    What does serendipitous mean? 
    • A. 

      A happening in the past

    • B. 

      Discovered in a laboratory

    • C. 

      Found by fortunate accident

    • D. 

      Showing healthy characteristics

  • 13. 
    Something that is pervasive is...
    • A. 

      Unhealthy to many

    • B. 

      Extensively researched

    • C. 

      Deserving of a prize

    • D. 

      Present throughout

  • 14. 
    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

  • 15. 
    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:
  • 16. 
    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:
  • 17. 
    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.   
  • 18. 
    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: 
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