Mapping the Human Genome

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1. According to Mr. Ridley, the mapping of the human genome is equally important to gravity and relativity.
true false

2. If something is out-of-the-blue, it is:
a. has been predicted.
b. it is unexpected.
c. it comes from the big blue sea.

3. The mapping of the human genome has been expected for 50 years.
true false

4. A breakthrough is:
a. a hole in a theory.
b. a major achievement.
c. a drawback.

5. If you appreciate something you:
a. think it's not important.
b. you understand it thoroughly.
c. you examine it.

6. If something is right up there with something else, it means it is of greater importance.
true false

7. In the phrase "...with expectation of a profit at the end of the day,...", at the end of the day refers to:
a. the evening. 
b. in the end.
c. before everything else.

8. "An awful lot of" most likely means:
a. a bad number of
b. a small amount of
c. a large amount of

9. An efficacy test is:
a. a test done on genomes.
b. an exam for scientists.
c. a test to assure that something works.

10. It's not important if the data on the human genome is monopolised.
true false

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