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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is another word for the process of synapsis?
(a) Metaphase.
(b) Conjugation.
(c) Duplication.
(d) Transfusion.

7. What did Cornell geneticists study instead of fruit flies?
(a) Mice.
(b) Mosquitoes.
(c) Caterpillars.
(d) Maize.

8. What was the name of the book that was published by Morgan, Sturtevant, Muller, and Bridges?
(a) The Mechanism of Mendelian Heredity.
(b) The Theory of Mendelian Heredity.
(c) Medelian Mode of Inheritance.
(d) Mendelian Segregation.

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

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

11. In what year did McClintock and her student, Harriet Creighton, publish a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences?
(a) 1939.
(b) 1925.
(c) 1935.
(d) 1931.

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

13. What did Barbara think wasn't solvable, but was "merely a symbol"?
(a) Chromosomes.
(b) Genes.
(c) Cells.
(d) Maize kernals.

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

15. Who was the Vice President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1937?
(a) George Beadle.
(b) Harriet Creighton.
(c) T.H. Morgan.
(d) Ross Harrison.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who described Barbara as having a "green thumb" because everything she did turned into something big?

2. In Hanson's informal notes concerning Barbara, he claims that she weighed approximately how many pounds?

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

4. In Chapter 1, it is mentioned that immune systems were studied in what animal?

5. Chromosomes became shorter and thicker during the first stage of what?

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