A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Evelyn Fox Keller
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5, 1936-1941: University of Missouri.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. There was a gap that appeared in Barbara's list of publications. In what year did she not publish anything?
(a) 1935.
(b) 1938.
(c) 1936.
(d) 1939.

2. What was the name of Edward Tatum and George Beadle's hypothesis?
(a) "One gene-two enzymes".
(b) "One gene-one enzyme".
(c) "Two genes-two enzymes".
(d) "Two genes-one enzyme".

3. In what year did Cornell appoint its first woman assistant professor in something other than home economics?
(a) 1952.
(b) 1947.
(c) 1925.
(d) 1939.

4. To what position was Barbara McClintock elected in 1945?
(a) Secretary of the Genetics Society.
(b) Treasurer of the National Academy of Science.
(c) President of the Genetics Society.
(d) Vice President of the National Academy of Science.

5. While at the University of Missouri, Barbara was given little encouragement and even another woman was promoted to the rank of associate professor of zoology. What was the woman's name?
(a) Mary Jane Creighton.
(b) Mary Jane Guthrie.
(c) Harriet Creighton.
(d) Harriet Guthrie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What date was Barbara McClintock born?

2. In 1936, the University of Missouri offered Barbara what kind of position?

3. In what year did Barbara McClintock receive her Ph.D.?

4. What part of the corn was considered to be the endosperm tissue?

5. Lew Stadler had been on the faculty at the University of Missouri in Columbia since what year?

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