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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 8, Transposition.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who wrote A Short History of Genetics?
(a) L.C. Dunn.
(b) Hugh Gavlin.
(c) Barbara McClintock.
(d) Lewis Stadler.

2. Darlington described that in an adaptive hierarchy the chromosomes always come first. What comes second?
(a) Genes.
(b) Organisms.
(c) Transposed cells.
(d) Second generation chromosomes.

3. How long did it take for Barbara to get from her first clues to her final interpretation dealing with transposition?
(a) Six years.
(b) Twelve years.
(c) Four years.
(d) Two years.

4. Who wrote the book, Embryology and Genetics?
(a) Barbara McClintock.
(b) T.H. Morgan.
(c) L.C. Dunn.
(d) C.D. Darlington.

5. Many mutations that were happening in the maize had never been seen before, and some of these involved gross changes in what?
(a) The nucleolus in the cells of the corn.
(b) The arrangement of the chromosomes.
(c) The productivity of the corn itself.
(d) The generation length.

Short Answer Questions

1. At what age did Barbara ask for a set of tools?

2. How many papers did McClintock publish between the years of 1929 and 1931?

3. In what year was the First Oxford Chromosome Conference held?

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

5. Who said of Barbara that "she was able to convey it to someone who was completely outside the field. She was able to make it real?"

(see the answer key)

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