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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. 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) Elm.
(b) Weeping Willow.
(c) Pine.
(d) Eucalyptus.

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

3. How many parts are in the process of transposition?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

4. Which type of RNA contains the information coding for the sequence of amino acids?
(a) Messenger RNA.
(b) Transfer RNA.
(c) Coding RNA.
(d) Ribosomal RNA.

5. How did Evelyn Witkin say she learned from Barbara and developed her own understanding from her?
(a) By watching Barbara work from across the lab during the late night hours.
(b) By listening to recordings that Barbara taped to teach others.
(c) By looking over Barbara's shoulder.
(d) By reading Barbara's in depth notes.

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

7. 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) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) One.

8. In Drosophila a bacterium divide in two every how many minutes?
(a) Thirty.
(b) Ten.
(c) Sixty.
(d) Twenty.

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

10. 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) They identify any possibilites in a different order.
(b) They watch the development of the order and then compare it to other orders.
(c) Look for events that disturb that order.
(d) They make a list of rules that the order should follow.

11. In what year did Lewis Stadler die?
(a) 1954.
(b) 1951.
(c) 1955.
(d) 1950.

12. DNA makes RNA and RNA makes what?
(a) Protein.
(b) Us.
(c) Eukaryotes
(d) Bacteria.

13. After Barbara's efforts were in vain to explain her discoveries she didn't talk except for the annual reports in what?
(a) The Cold Spring Harbor yearbook.
(b) The CIW yearbook.
(c) The Cornell yearbook.
(d) The Missouri yearbook.

14. What did Einstein call a deep reverence for nature?
(a) Cosmic religiosity.
(b) Deep ecology.
(c) Pantheism thinking.
(d) Serenity thought.

15. How many winters did Barbara spend in Central and South America?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Three.
(d) One.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Barbara think when she found that Drosophila that were affected by radiation were more vigorous than the standard Drosophila?

2. Who presented the first paper in the 1951 symposium?

3. Barbara suggested that we must have what to "let it come to you"?

4. Who was the director of the 1951 symposium?

5. The step-by-step evolution of Barbara's interpretation could be followed from her annual reports she wrote for who?

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