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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 was the director of the 1951 symposium?
(a) Lewis Stadler.
(b) Milislav Demerec.
(c) Barbara McClintock.
(d) Richard Goldschmidt.

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

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

4. Who was the theoretical physicist who was trained by Niels Bohr?
(a) Barbara McClintock.
(b) Milislav Demerec.
(c) Max Delbruck.
(d) Lewis Stadler.

5. Who was the French intellectual who was mentioned in Chapter 11 that broke with the Communist Party in 1945?
(a) Jean Picard.
(b) Jacques Monod.
(c) Jacques Alexander César.
(d) Francois Jacob.

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

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

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

9. Bacterial chromosomes contain little, if any what?
(a) Protein.
(b) Chromatin.
(c) Carbon.
(d) Plasma membrane.

10. Who did Barbara write to to arrange an invitation to Cold Springs Harbor?
(a) Esther Parker.
(b) Milislav Demerec.
(c) Marcus Rhoades.
(d) Rollins Emerson.

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

12. In Chapter 11, Evelyn Keller states that molecular biology rescued the gene from decades of ambiguity and what?
(a) Confusion.
(b) Mistakes.
(c) Darkness.
(d) Guesses.

13. What is one of the most fundamental questions of genetics that was mentioned in the beginning of Chapter 11?
(a) How do genes make exact copies of themselves?
(b) How do genes make up particular objects?
(c) How do genes change in generations?
(d) How are genes important to the world of science?

14. Evelyn Keller mentioned that Barbara told "us" that one must have the time to do what?
(a) Think.
(b) Look.
(c) Ponder.
(d) Wonder.

15. In Chapter 9, Evelyn Keller states that both science and art are dependent on what?
(a) Internal visions.
(b) Unlikely solutions.
(c) Persistence.
(d) Belief and hope.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 9, Evelyn Keller quotes Einstein. He said, "To these elementary laws there leads no logical path, but only" what?

2. What does the term, dissociation mean?

3. In Chapter 10, who did Stadler quote to support one of his arguments?

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

5. Who's number of year-round investigators hovered around six and eight?

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