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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Chromosomes became shorter and thicker during the first stage of what?
(a) Mitosis.
(b) Meiosis.
(c) Metaphase.
(d) Division prophase.

3. What part of the corn was considered to be the endosperm tissue?
(a) The kernel.
(b) The silk.
(c) The husk.
(d) The stalk.

4. What did Barbara McClintock receive her PhD in?
(a) Zoology.
(b) Genetics.
(c) Cytology.
(d) Botany.

5. In what year did Barbara McClintock receive her Ph.D.?
(a) 1935.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1927.
(d) 1930.

6. How often did fruit flies give geneticists a new generation to study?
(a) Every 15 days.
(b) Every 5 days.
(c) Every 20 days.
(d) Every 10 days.

7. Barbara McClintock worked in Cold Spring Harbor since what year?
(a) 1931.
(b) 1945.
(c) 1934.
(d) 1941.

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

9. In 1933, Barbara received a Guggenheim Fellowship to go where?
(a) Russia.
(b) China.
(c) Austria.
(d) Germany.

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

11. What characteristically induces many chromosome breaks?
(a) Sonic booms.
(b) Nuclear division.
(c) Nuclear power.
(d) X Rays.

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

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

14. In what year was the first woman admitted to Cornell University?
(a) 1893.
(b) 1872.
(c) 1869.
(d) 1881.

15. Where are chromosomes found?
(a) In a cell's nucleous.
(b) On a cell's centrosome.
(c) In a cell's spindle.
(d) In a cell's nucleolus.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of Edward Tatum and George Beadle's hypothesis?

2. The differences that were studied in fruit flies had to do with their eye color and what else?

3. What was the principle object of interest to cytologists?

4. What is the word that is used to describe the joining of fragments that have broken off a chromosome?

5. How does an anatomist see chromosomes?

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