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GATTACA Movie Worksheet


Hr:


Name:

Biology II


Biotechnology Unit


“There is no gene for the human spirit.”


1.

What do you think the director is trying to say by using the quotes from the Bible and from Willard Gaylin
at the beginning of the movie?





2.

How was Vincent’s child/ family life affected by his genetic profile?





3.

Why do you think the writer chose the title GATTACA for the movie?





4.

Name two ways that society “reads” a persons’ genetic profile on a daily basis in this movie.





5.

List two thin
gs that Vincent did on a daily basis to maintain his “Jerome” identity. For each explain WHY
he had to do them.






6.

Describe the different attitudes Irene and Vincent have about their genetic ‘imperfections’.





7.

Who killed the mission director and why?





8.

What personality qualities does Vincent have that contribute to his success?





9.

What are the positive benefits of the society in GATTACA?






10.

What are some negative things about the society in GATTACA?





11.

Choose your favorite character from the film.

Why did you choose this person? Would you want to be them?
Why or why not?





12.

Discuss the significance of the staircase structure in Vincent and Jerome’s home.





13.

It appears, in the society shown in the
film, that

one could have a potential romantic par
tner/love interest
sequenced. Discuss the positive and negative aspects of having this technology available to prospective
mates.





14.

You are an employer and know from genetic testing that the most qualified applicant for the job has a 70%
chance of develo
ping Multiple Sclerosis in one year's time. Would you hire this person?





15.

What happens to the real Jerome at the end of the movie? Why do you think he made this decision?





16.

What happens between Vincent and the inspector at the end of the movie? What is

the significance of this?





17.

Who is the one person who discovers for themselves that Vincent is not actually Jerome? Why do they let
him go?