A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Multiple Choice Test Questions

Evelyn Fox Keller
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Multiple Choice

1. In what year was Barbara McClintock born?
(a) 1902.
(b) 1904.
(c) 1910.
(d) 1900.

2. In what year was the term "genetics" coined?
(a) 1905.
(b) 1912.
(c) 1902.
(d) 1915.

3. What was the name of T.H. Morgan's single laboratory at Columbia University?
(a) Fly Lab.
(b) Fly Room.
(c) Guy's Room.
(d) Fly Guy's Lab.

4. What was the name of the science that was born in T. H. Morgan's lab?
(a) Radiation genetics.
(b) Cytogenetics.
(c) Mycogenetics
(d) Botony.

5. What were the names of the flies that were used in studying genetics?
(a) Diptera.
(b) Musca.
(c) Anopheles.
(d) Drosophilia.

6. What was the name of the book that was published by Morgan, Sturtevant, Muller, and Bridges?
(a) Mendelian Segregation.
(b) The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity.
(c) The Theory of Mendelian Heredity.
(d) Medelian Mode of Inheritance.

7. In what year did Barbara McClintock receive her Ph.D.?
(a) 1935.
(b) 1930.
(c) 1923.
(d) 1927.

8. What did Cornell geneticists study instead of fruit flies?
(a) Caterpillars.
(b) Mice.
(c) Maize.
(d) Mosquitoes.

9. How often did fruit flies give geneticists a new generation to study?
(a) Every 5 days.
(b) Every 15 days.
(c) Every 10 days.
(d) Every 20 days.

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