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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What were the first chromosomes visible as?
(a) Large square-like shapes.
(b) Short fat chunks.
(c) Long slender threads.
(d) Small circular shapes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Who discovered the enormous salivary chromosomes of Drosophila?
(a) M. Rhoades.
(b) T. Painter.
(c) J. Lenderberg.
(d) G. Beadle.

9. What year was it that Barbara requested a leave of absence without pay and left Missouri?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1941.
(c) 1940.
(d) 1943.

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

11. In what year did Cornell appoint its first woman assistant professor in something other than home economics?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1947.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1925.

12. What profession did Barbara's father have?
(a) He was a doctor.
(b) He was a horse trainer.
(c) He was a fisherman.
(d) He was a dentist.

13. 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) Barbara plants.
(b) McClintock corn.
(c) Ring chromosome plants.
(d) Transfusion treat.

14. How many kinds of nuclear division do cells undergo?
(a) Three.
(b) One.
(c) None.
(d) Two.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was the first woman admitted to Cornell University?

2. What position was Barbara McClintock elected to in 1939?

3. How long did Barbara have the position of assistant professor?

4. Who wrote the Recent Advances in Cytology?

5. Who was the head of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute when Barbara received the Guggenheim Fellowship?

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