Gattaca Questions - Genetics

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Dec 12, 2012 (4 years and 10 months ago)

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Gattaca

“I not only think that we will tamper with Mather Nature, I think mother wants us to.”

-
William Gaylan


General Knowledge Questions:

1.

Why was Vincent pretending to be Jerome Morrow?



2.

Describe the relationship between Anton and Vincent?



3.

What is Vincent’s

dream?



4.

What is Genouism?




5.

Physically what did Vincent have to do to become Jerome?



6.

Where does Irene take the hair sample and why?



7.

Why do Jerome and Vincent have to live together?



8.

What are the genetically inferior called?



Gattaca

9.

Why does Irene give
Vincent a piece of her hair?



10.

Why does Vincent have to scrub everyday?



11.

Name five ways that DNA can be extracted (think of the things that Vincent has to do to conceal
his identity).



12.

What are some benefits of genetic engineering in Gattaca?



13.

What are
some disadvantages of genetic engineering in Gattaca?



14.

In the scene where Irene and Vincent flee from the bar and they are running, Irene says “I can’t
do this” to which Vincent replies “You already did.” What is the point of this scene?



15.

The mission di
rector is eventually found to be the murderer. What is ironic about his genetic
makeup?



16.

Why did Jerome who was practically perfection in terms of genetics try to kill himself the first
time (when he became paralyzed)?