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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. Who said of Barbara that "she was able to convey it to someone who was completely outside the field. She was able to make it real?"
(a) Stanley Stephens.
(b) Evelyn Witkin.
(c) George Beadle.
(d) Marcus Rhoades.

2. Who presented the second paper in the 1951 symposium?
(a) Milislav Demerec.
(b) Lewis Stadler.
(c) Barbara McClintock.
(d) Richard Goldschmidt.

3. In Chapter 8, Evelyn Keller talks about scientists that set out to understand a new principle of order. What does she say is one of the first things that the scientists do?
(a) Look for events that disturb that order.
(b) They make a list of rules that the order should follow.
(c) They watch the development of the order and then compare it to other orders.
(d) They identify any possibilites in a different order.

4. Who presented the first paper in the 1951 symposium?
(a) Richard Goldschmidt.
(b) Milislav Demerec.
(c) Barbara McClintock.
(d) Lewis Stadler.

5. How many kinds of RNA are made?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Three.
(d) Four.

6. What did Barbara think when she found that Drosophila that were affected by radiation were more vigorous than the standard Drosophila?
(a) She that it was terribly funny.
(b) She thought the results were wrong.
(c) She thought of changing her field of study.
(d) She thought that maize would be the same.

7. It is mentioned in Chapter 7 that in hindsight, most historians would say that the molecular revolution began at what time?
(a) The early 1950's.
(b) The early 1940's.
(c) The late 1920's.
(d) The early 1930's.

8. In Chapter 12, Keller mentions that the adaptability of what tends to be especially unappreciated?
(a) Maize.
(b) Drosophila.
(c) Humans.
(d) Plants.

9. According to Gerald Horton, as Saint Thomas saw seraphim and Jean Perrin saw atoms, who saw electrons?
(a) McClintock.
(b) Roughe.
(c) Millikan.
(d) Einstein.

10. In the model that Monod and Jacob proposed, they stated that protein synthesis is not regulated by just the structural gene but by how many other genes?
(a) Five.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

11. In 1941, how many geneticists did Cold Spring Harbor draw?
(a) Over seventy.
(b) Over sixty.
(c) Over eighty.
(d) Over ninety.

12. When Barbara was unwilling to accept her failure to see the Neurospora chromosomes, she went outside to sit and meditate under what type of tree?
(a) Weeping Willow.
(b) Eucalyptus.
(c) Pine.
(d) Elm.

13. Barbara McClintock sent off a paper entitled "Some Parallels Between Gene Control Systems in Maize and in Bacteria" to where?
(a) American Scientist.
(b) Naturalism in America.
(c) The Chicago Journal.
(d) American Naturalist.

14. In what year did Evelyn Witkin come to Cold Spring Harbor?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1954.
(c) 1944.
(d) 1942.

15. Who presented the third paper in the 1951 symposium?
(a) Barbara McClintock.
(b) Milislav Demerec.
(c) Lewis Stadler.
(d) Richard Goldschmidt.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many years later was it when Barbara made her second presentation at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium?

2. Evelyn Keller mentioned that Barbara told "us" that one must have the time to do what?

3. Which type of RNA contains the information coding for the sequence of amino acids?

4. Who was the theoretical physicist who was trained by Niels Bohr?

5. Evelyn Keller likens different "languages" in science from an example of Freeman Dyson, who was an "interpreter" for who?

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