Study Guide for Final 1. Science Fiction a. Jurassic Park i. Themes of science fiction 1. Playing “God” 2. Man vs Nature 3. Technology and Artificial intelligence 4. Exploration 5. Creating monsters 6. Scientists ii. Characters 1. Grant: paleontologist, likes kids, professor, main character 2. Ellie: 24, Grant’s partner, expert in paleobotany, getting married to a Midwestern doctor. 3. John Hammond: owner of InGen, designed Jurassic park, greedy 4. Ian Malcolm: mathematician, chaos theory, black wardrobe, skeptical 5. Ed Regis: park publicist, annoyed at having to play babysitter to Hammond’s grandkids. 6. Dennis Nedry: computer technician, greedy, steals dino embryos, hired by Biosyn, his hacking is responsible for all the problems that arise in Jurassic park 7. Tim: Hammond’s grandson (11), dino expert, intelligent, used to show how irresponsible Hammond and InGen have used science, admired Grant 8. Lex: Tim’s younger sister, easily scared and overwhelmed, enjoys baseball 9. Gennaro: InGen’s lawyer, nervous about the Jurassic Park’s progress, forces Hammond to invite Malcolm, greedy 10. Wu: scientist hired by Hammond to clone dinosaurs, only involved for the money, doesn’t really care or know about the dinosaurs 11. Muldoon: former big game hunter, primary task is keep the dinosaurs from eating people and each other, irritated that Hammond won’t give more firepower, concerned about the raptors and wants them terminated. 12. Dodgson: geneticist at Biosyn, hires Nedry, reckless 13. Dr. Guitierrez: American doctor in Costa Rica, believes Tina was attacked by a Basilisk Liard, finds a carcass matching Tina’s description and sends it to Colombia University for identification. 14. Dr. Richard Stone: head of tropical diseases, analyzes lizard carcass, and determines it is not a threat 15. Alice Levin: first to identify the lizard as a dinosaur, though no one believes her 16. Tina: attacked by a Basilisk Lizard and draws a picture of the creature iii. Questions 1. What do you think motivated Hammond throughout Jurassic Park? 2. List at least four mistakes Hammond makes in developing his dream park. a. b. c. d. 3. Explain “chaos theory” in your own words 4. How is Dr. Grant connected to the Hammond Foundation? 5. Where do the scientists get the dinosaur DNA? 6. Why does Malcolm say the park is an “accident waiting to happen?” 7. Why is the eggshell that Dr. Grant found so important? 8. Throughout the entire novel, Malcolm warns of the impending doom to the Jurassic Park project. Give three different examples which Malcolm would feel were a direct result of Chaos Theory. a. b. c. 9. What precautions were taken to make sure the dinosaurs could not reproduce? What is discovered that suggests otherwise? 10. What is Gennaro’s initial reaction to the park? iv. Know Major Events v. There will be a couple response questions about events and inferences (drawing conclusions) revolving around character motives, judgement calls, and major events. I will give you several choices, but you will only have to choose two or three of them. b. To Kill a Mockingbird i. Major controversies: black vs white, rich vs poor, young vs old, right vs wrong, religion vs superstition, what you can do vs what you should do ii. Themes 1. Coexistence of good and evil 2. Importance of Moral Education 3. Existence of Social Inequality 4. Killing a Mockingbird 5. Perspective iii. Characters 1. Scout- narrator, 6 years old at beginning, main protagonist, tom boy, impulsive, inquisitive, rebellious, believes in the good of people, but is fierce towards people who challenge her, doesn’t lose hope in humanity despite the terrible events 2. Jem- Scout’s older brother, nearly 10 at the beginning, has high standards and expectations for people, difficulty resolving feelings when his expectations are not met, quieter and more reserved than Scout 3. Dill-little older than Scout, summertime friend, imaginative, initiates the first actions towards Radley house, tends to run away from problems, adventurous 4. Atticus- Scout and Jem’s father, lawyer, morally upright, overly optimistic at times, unshakable hope in mankind 5. Boo Radley- recluse, parents were strictly religious, made a prisoner in his own home, the “ghost” of Maycomb 6. Tom Robinson-a black man falsely accused of raping Mayella Ewell, defended by Atticus, shows the white community its own moral degeneracy 7. Calpurnia- Finch family’s cook and housekeeper, one of many motherly figures to Scout, one of the few who can negotiate between the very separate black and white worlds of Maycomb 8. Maudie- kind, cheerful, witty, trusted friend of Scout, holds a strong moral code, helps children gain perspective on the events surrounding the trial 9. Bob Ewell- racist, evil, ignorant, suspected to have beaten Mayella then manipulated her to accusing Tom of raping her, heavy drinker, hold grudge against Atticus 10. Mayella- miserable, lonely, manipulated by her father, despised by whites and forbidden from befriending blacks, cowardly 11. Heck Tate- Maycomb’s sheriff, honest, upstanding, asks Atticus to take the Tom Robinson case 12. Mrs. Dubose- mean, sick, old woman, recovering morphine addict, wins Atticus’s highest praise 13. Walter Cunningham- poor farmer, part of the mob which tries to attack and kill Tom in the jail, moved by Scout’s friendly words and leads the rest of the mob home, respects the Finch family. iv. Major Events v. Quote Identification vi. There will be a couple response questions about events and inferences (drawing conclusions) revolving around character motives, judgement calls, and major events. I will give you several choices, but you will only have to choose two or three of them. c. DGP i. There will be a section on DGP where you will go through the weeks’ worth of labeling the sentence and diagramming. I will give you all the possible DGP sentences along with their correctly labeled day and diagramming for the final, so you will know exactly which ones to study. d. There will be one longer response on the final. I will present you with several choices and you will choose one to write a two-three paragraph response. These will ask you to compare themes and characters, look deeper into motives, and analyze different scenarios revolving around To Kill a Mockingbird and Jurassic Park.