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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. There were elements of the bacterial genome that were discovered that seemed to "jump around". These were called transposons, insertion elements, or what?
(a) Jumping genes.
(b) Jumping elements.
(c) Leaping elements.
(d) Leaping genes.

2. Who said, "I've known a lot of famous scientists. But the only one I thought really was a genius was McClintock"?
(a) Rollins Emerson.
(b) George Beadle.
(c) Marcus Rhoades.
(d) Charles Burnham.

3. What is the word that is used to describe the joining of fragments that have broken off a chromosome?
(a) Conjoin.
(b) Genderate.
(c) Fuse.
(d) Anneal.

4. Who described Barbara as having a "green thumb" because everything she did turned into something big?
(a) Marcus Rhoades.
(b) Lewis Stadler.
(c) L.C. Dunn.
(d) Her father, Dr. McClintock.

5. The differences that were studied in fruit flies had to do with their eye color and what else?
(a) Eye shape.
(b) Wing shape.
(c) Wing color.
(d) Leg thickness.

6. The cytology professor that helped Barbara on Saturdays also did what for her?
(a) He was her thesis advisor.
(b) He was a fellow researcher on a paper.
(c) He helped pay for a new bike for Barbara.
(d) He was her priest.

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

8. What is the word that describes a chromosome that has two centromeres?
(a) Dichromosomic.
(b) Dicentric.
(c) Dicentromeric.
(d) Digenetic.

9. What are considered to be the mainstay of genetic research?
(a) Genes.
(b) Mutations.
(c) Cells.
(d) Chromosomes.

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

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

12. In 1944, a paper was published demonstrating that what provided the material basis for inheritance?
(a) DNA.
(b) Chromosomes.
(c) Maize studies.
(d) Fruit flies.

13. What did Stadler and McClintock share a keen interest in concerning maize?
(a) The length of its generations.
(b) The length of its chromosomes.
(c) Its ease of study.
(d) Its genetic composition.

14. Ribosomes are the what of protein synthesis?
(a) Factories.
(b) Garbage cans.
(c) Workmen.
(d) Wheels.

15. How does a chemist see chromosomes?
(a) As representing a chemical structure and a genetic code.
(b) As a property of the organism.
(c) Through a math formula.
(d) As very small rod-shaped bodies possibly present in all cells.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does NOR stand for?

2. What was the name of T.H. Morgan's single laboratory at Columbia University?

3. Who wrote the book, Embryology and Genetics?

4. What characteristically induces many chromosome breaks?

5. In what year was the term "genetics" coined?

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