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(Almost) Complete list of questions for RC Passage #3

(Almost) Complete list of questions for RC Passage #3
« on: October 06, 2004, 08:25:36 PM »
A few people have said this is helpful, so I'm going to make these lists for RC passages #1 and 3 as well.  Please help out, if you can, by correcting or adding to these lists!   :)  Not to encourage more obsessiveness... but I've decided not to fight the OCD.  I'd never win, anyway!
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I'm missing two of these (I think there were 6 total).  Anyone know what they are?

NERVE GROWTH FACTORS

1.  What was the main point of the article?
    (I put “the scientist’s discovery of NGF was crucial to neuroscience”)

2.  What hypothesis was tested in an experiment described in the article?
    (The answer was that Levi-Montalcini was testing whether an animal produces more nerve cells than it needs... the discovery of NGF was an accidental result of this experiment, I believe)

3.  Why would the author of the passage say this scientist’s discoveries were important?
    (I put that they “helped pave the way for more understanding of the development of the nervous system”)

4.  What statement is most supported by the passage?
    (The choices included:  "there are other NGF’s responsible for the effects observed in the chick tissue"... "not all nerve cells grow near target cells", etc)



Re: (Almost) Complete list of questions for RC Passage #3
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2004, 08:35:15 PM »
Just to add to the confusion.  Anyone remember the line:

"Excess nerve cells produce Anti-NGF agents etc."?

Re: (Almost) Complete list of questions for RC Passage #3
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2004, 08:44:18 PM »
yea.. i saw no real application or use for this answer...but then again this passage really killed me

Re: (Almost) Complete list of questions for RC Passage #3
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2004, 08:51:15 PM »
There was another line (one of the last questions) and it was an incorrect choice:

"paved the way for the discovery of MORE IMPORTANT growth hormones".

I was tempted, checked the passage (last paragraph).  It said it lead to the discovery of more GF's.  But never said better or more important. 

Matthew_24_24

Re: (Almost) Complete list of questions for RC Passage #3
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2004, 11:40:19 PM »
ya cleach...obviously a wrong choice. 


Re: (Almost) Complete list of questions for RC Passage #3
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2004, 10:35:32 AM »
There was another line (one of the last questions) and it was an incorrect choice:

"paved the way for the discovery of MORE IMPORTANT growth hormones".

I was tempted, checked the passage (last paragraph).  It said it lead to the discovery of more GF's.  But never said better or more important. 

Are you sure it didn't say "more UNDERSTANDING"... that's what I thought it said. 

Re: (Almost) Complete list of questions for RC Passage #3
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2004, 11:19:18 AM »
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What hypothesis was tested in an experiment described in the article?

Cool, I keep hearing that some folks put the "mouse tumor" answer.