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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How long did the first conversation between Evelyn Keller and Barbara McClintock last?
(a) Forty-five minutes.
(b) Thirty minutes.
(c) Two hours.
(d) Five hours.

2. In Chapter 1, it is mentioned that immune systems were studied in what animal?
(a) Rats.
(b) Rabbits.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Mice.

3. How much was the grant that the Rockefeller Foundation gave to Stadler in the mid-1930's?
(a) $80,000.
(b) $50,000.
(c) $70,000.
(d) $90,000.

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

5. What were the first chromosomes visible as?
(a) Large square-like shapes.
(b) Small circular shapes.
(c) Long slender threads.
(d) Short fat chunks.

6. George Beadle was a young graduate student from where?
(a) Kansas.
(b) South Dakota.
(c) Nebraska.
(d) Iowa.

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

8. Who was the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute when Barbara received the Guggenheim Fellowship?
(a) Marcus Rhoades.
(b) Lewis Stadler.
(c) Richard B. Goldschmidt.
(d) Curt Stern.

9. What does Evelyn Keller state is the best word to describe Barbara McClintock's stance on life?
(a) Completed.
(b) Alone.
(c) Seclusion.
(d) Autonomy.

10. 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) L.C. Dunn.
(c) James Stilworth.
(d) Barbara McClintock.

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

12. How old was Barbara when her name was changed to Barbara?
(a) Four months old.
(b) Three months old.
(c) Four years old.
(d) Three years old.

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

14. Who discovered the enormous salivary chromosomes of Drosophila?
(a) T. Painter.
(b) G. Beadle.
(c) J. Lenderberg.
(d) M. Rhoades.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What were the names of the flies that were used in studying genetics?

2. In what year was the Recent Advances in Cytology published?

3. In what year did McClintock complete her graduate work?

4. 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?

5. Who was the co-author with McClintock on the paper that provided conclusive evidence for the chromosomal basis of genetics?

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