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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. One day, why did Barbara climb the side of a building and let herself in a window?
(a) Because she wanted to surprise a friend.
(b) Because she had forgot her keys.
(c) Because she was trying to catch a cat.
(d) Because she was displaying to her students that you can't always follow the norm.

3. 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 National Research Council Fellowship.
(d) President of the Genetics Society of America.

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

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

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

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

8. In what year was the Sixth European Nucleolar Workshop held?
(a) 1979.
(b) 1973.
(c) 1975.
(d) 1971.

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

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

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

12. What was the first name of Barbara's mother?
(a) Rose.
(b) Sue.
(c) Sara.
(d) Marie.

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

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

15. In A Short History of Genetics, the decade preceding World War II was described as what decade of classical genetics?
(a) The newborn decade.
(b) The evolving decade.
(c) The discovery decade.
(d) The climactic decade.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many kinds of nuclear division do cells undergo?

2. How does an anatomist see chromosomes?

3. Where did Harriet Creighton take a teaching job in 1934?

4. In 1936, the University of Missouri offered Barbara what kind of position?

5. How old was Barbara when her name was changed to Barbara?

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