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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. In what year was the First Oxford Chromosome Conference held?
(a) 1964.
(b) 1949.
(c) 1958.
(d) 1952.

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

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

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

5. When Barbara went to visit Stadler in Missouri, she went to look at the corn that they had. Barbara noticed that they were calling the corn what?
(a) Ring chromosome plants.
(b) McClintock corn.
(c) Barbara plants.
(d) Transfusion treat.

6. How many chromosomes did corn or maize have?
(a) Six.
(b) Ten.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Three.

7. When Barbara's father made an unofficial visit Frank Hanson concerning his daughter, he was currently working for what company as an industrial surgeon?
(a) World Oil.
(b) Consolidated Iron Mines.
(c) Standard Oil.
(d) Rockefeller Group.

8. In what year was Barbara McClintock elected Vice President of the Genetics Society of America?
(a) 1925.
(b) 1942.
(c) 1939.
(d) 1931.

9. What did the Dean at the University of Missouri tell Barbara would happen if something happened to Stadler?
(a) That they would promote her to Stadler's job.
(b) That Stadler would try to get her to leave.
(c) That they would have to fire her.
(d) That she could take the Dean's place after he retired.

10. How long did Barbara have the position of assistant professor?
(a) Three years.
(b) Five years.
(c) Seven years.
(d) Ten years.

11. What instrument did Barbara play in a jazz improvisation group?
(a) Tenor banjo.
(b) Bass guitar.
(c) Saxaphone.
(d) Piano.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who wrote the book, Embryology and Genetics?

3. One day, why did Barbara climb the side of a building and let herself in a window?

4. Where are chromosomes found?

5. An experimental breeder can tell what a chromosomes is like from doing what?

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