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

2. 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.

3. What high school did Barbara attend?
(a) Maxwell High School.
(b) James Madison High School.
(c) Brooklyn High School.
(d) Erasmus Hall High School.

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

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

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

7. How many papers did McClintock publish between the years of 1929 and 1931?
(a) Ten.
(b) Nine.
(c) Five.
(d) Twelve.

8. Where did Harriet Creighton take a teaching job in 1934?
(a) Connecticut College for Women.
(b) Yale.
(c) University of Missouri.
(d) Cornell.

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

10. In what year was the Recent Advances in Cytology published?
(a) 1940.
(b) 1937.
(c) 1935.
(d) 1931.

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

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

13. Who wrote the Recent Advances in Cytology?
(a) L.C. Dunn.
(b) C.D. Darlington.
(c) Barbara McClintock.
(d) Ross Harrison.

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

15. There was a gap that appeared in Barbara's list of publications. In what year did she not publish anything?
(a) 1938.
(b) 1939.
(c) 1936.
(d) 1935.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is another word for the process of synapsis?

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

3. In what year did Richard B. Goldschmidt die?

4. Who said, "For us, neither the chemical code, nor the linkage map of the chromosome, nor the genes embodied in it, are enough"?

5. What are considered to be the mainstay of genetic research?

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