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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 9, A Different Language.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who said, "For us, neither the chemical code, nor the linkage map of the chromosome, nor the genes embodied in it, are enough"?
(a) C.D. Darlington.
(b) James Stilworth.
(c) L.C. Dunn.
(d) Barbara McClintock.

2. What discovery was a great boost to cytological analysis in 1933?
(a) The discovery of giant kernal change chromosomes in maize.
(b) The discovery of small kernal change chromosomes in maize.
(c) The discovery of the giant salivary gland chromosomes in Drosophila.
(d) The discovery of the small salivary gland chromosomes in Drosophila.

3. How many years later was it when Barbara made her second presentation at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium?
(a) 2.
(b) 10.
(c) 3.
(d) 5.

4. In what year was the First Oxford Chromosome Conference held?
(a) 1958.
(b) 1952.
(c) 1949.
(d) 1964.

5. The subject of cytogenetics is about the relationship between the chromosomes and what?
(a) Transfusion.
(b) The genetic systems.
(c) The nuclei.
(d) The chromatids.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who wrote the book, Embryology and Genetics?

2. The three major concerns of twentieth-century biology have been and still are what?

3. In the beginning of Chapter 9, Evelyn Keller writes about Barbara giving her talk at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium and that it was met with what?

4. What were the first chromosomes visible as?

5. According to Gerald Horton, as Saint Thomas saw seraphim and Jean Perrin saw atoms, who saw electrons?

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