Gattaca Questions

  1. Compare the genetic traits of Vincent and Anton.

  2. What does the character "German" do for a living?

  3. What is an "in-valid"?

  4. List 3 ways that the society portrayed in the movie routinely "reads" a person’s genetic profile.

  5. What two major surgeries did Vincent have to enhance his genetic "imperfections?"

  6. List three things Vincent did on a daily basis to maintain his "Jerome" identity.

  7. Who is murdered in this film? Why?

  8. What evidence pointed towards an "in-valid" as the murderer?

  9. Describe the different attitudes Vincent and Irene have toward their imperfections.

  10. What ultimately happened to Anton? Why?

  11. If Anton was genetically superior to Vincent, why was their ultimate fate so different?

  12. What is the relationship between Vincent and his brother? How is it ultimately resolved?

  13. What is the significance of the word "Gattaca"?