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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What did the Dean at the University of Missouri tell Barbara would happen if something happened to Stadler?
(a) That Stadler would try to get her to leave.
(b) That they would have to fire her.
(c) That she could take the Dean's place after he retired.
(d) That they would promote her to Stadler's job.

6. Who was considered to be the severest critic in the field of genetics during Barbara's time in the field?
(a) Barbara McClintock.
(b) Alfred Sturtevant.
(c) Stephen Jay Gould.
(d) Richard B. Goldschmidt.

7. What year did Barbara McClintock graduate from Cornell?
(a) 1923.
(b) 1941.
(c) 1920.
(d) 1932.

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

9. Who was Dean of Liberal Arts at Missouri in 1940?
(a) Frank Hanson.
(b) W.C. Curtis.
(c) Barbara McClintock.
(d) Lewis Stadler.

10. In what year did Richard B. Goldschmidt die?
(a) 1943.
(b) 1952.
(c) 1949.
(d) 1958.

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

12. What position was Barbara McClintock elected to in 1939?
(a) Vice President of the Genetics Society of America.
(b) Director of the Natural Sciences Division.
(c) President of the Genetics Society of America.
(d) President of the National Research Council Fellowship.

13. What was the word or words that Barbara used in the book to describe a plant that was part dominant and part recessive?
(a) Combined.
(b) Variegated.
(c) Transfused.
(d) Dual matched.

14. In Hanson's informal notes concerning Barbara, he claims that she weighed approximately how many pounds?
(a) 95.
(b) 100.
(c) 110.
(d) 90.

15. Lewis Stadler had been at the University of Missouri in Columbia since what year?
(a) 1910.
(b) 1919.
(c) 1905.
(d) 1912.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was the Sixth European Nucleolar Workshop held?

2. Chromosomes became shorter and thicker during the first stage of what?

3. How much was the grant that the Rockefeller Foundation gave to Stadler in the mid-1930's?

4. When McClintock speaks about having no chance of being promoted she states that she was excluded from what?

5. Darlington described that in an adaptive hierarchy the chromosomes always come first. What comes second?

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