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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 President of the Carnegie Institution that Demerec urged Barbara to go talk to?
(a) Salvador Luria.
(b) Vannevar Bush.
(c) Charles B. Davenport.
(d) Marcus Rhoades.

2. In Chapter 7, Esther Parker had bought a farm that was located how many miles north of Ithaca?
(a) Twenty-five.
(b) Fifty.
(c) Forty-five.
(d) Thirty.

3. When was Barbara's obvious occasion to present the full account of her work?
(a) The next annual Cold Spring Harbor Symposium.
(b) The publication of Recent Advances in Cytology.
(c) The gathering of the national Academy of Sciences.
(d) The next scientist's convention at Rutgers University.

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

5. Who's number of year-round investigators hovered around six and eight?
(a) Cornell.
(b) Columbia.
(c) Harvard.
(d) Cold Spring Harbor.

6. Who extended an invitation to Barbara to help in the collection and preservation of maize in Central and South America?
(a) The National Academies.
(b) The National Academy of Sciences.
(c) The National Institute of Medicine.
(d) The Organization of National Sciences.

7. How long did it take for Barbara to get from her first clues to her final interpretation dealing with transposition?
(a) Six years.
(b) Two years.
(c) Four years.
(d) Twelve years.

8. In the beginning of Chapter 9, Evelyn Keller writes about Barbara giving her talk at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium and that it was met with what?
(a) Stony silence.
(b) Stunned awkwardness.
(c) Loud cheers.
(d) Grateful applause.

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

10. 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.

11. In 1942, why had the atmosphere at Cold Spring Harbor become even quieter than normal?
(a) Because no one wanted to work with Barbara.
(b) Because they closed their doors for a couple years.
(c) Because of the war.
(d) Because they didn't have any openings for new scientists.

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

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

14. How many scientists are mentioned in the quote by Einstein when he talks about the deep longing that has to be present in scientists?
(a) One.
(b) Three.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. After what length of time did Demerec propose to make Barbara's position permanent at Cold Springs Harbor?

4. Who was the director of the 1951 symposium?

5. What did Einstein call a deep reverence for nature?

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