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Evelyn Fox Keller
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. When it became clear to Barbara that she could no longer stay at Missouri, what did she consider as a possible career?
(a) Geology.
(b) Meteorology.
(c) Geography.
(d) Botony.

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

4. What did Stadler and McClintock share a keen interest in concerning maize?
(a) The length of its generations.
(b) Its ease of study.
(c) The length of its chromosomes.
(d) Its genetic composition.

5. Barbara McClintock worked in Cold Spring Harbor since what year?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1931.
(d) 1945.

Short Answer Questions

1. The three major concerns of twentieth-century biology have been and still are what?

2. Darlington described that in an adaptive hierarchy the chromosomes always come first. What comes second?

3. What was the word or words that Barbara used in the book to describe a plant that was part dominant and part recessive?

4. What year was it that Barbara requested a leave of absence without pay and left Missouri?

5. In what year was Barbara McClintock born?

Short Essay Questions

1. What two people did Barbara McClintock invite to Cold Spring Harbor to outline the parallels with her own work and how was their work different from McClintock's?

2. What did Barbara do when she heard of people that were being hired as associate professors that didn't have the same credentials as herself, yet she remained an assistant professor?

3. Why did Barbara's position at Missouri not work out, according to Barbara herself?

4. What was the difference of studying genetics in maize versus Drosophilia?

5. After Barbara received her PhD in botany and was appointed as an instructor, she knew what her next task would be. What was that task?

6. When Ross Harrison gave his retirement speech from the vice presidency of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1937, what did he state the embryologist was more concerned with?

7. What were Barbara's "personality difficulties" as described by T. H. Morgan?

8. An excerpt from Frank Hanson's informal notes about Barbara McClintock are found in Chapter 4. How does Hanson describe Barbara's physical appearance?

9. What did James A. Peters say about the paper that Harriet Creighton and Barbara McClintock wrote?

10. What happened the time that Barbara was out playing basketball or volleyball in the neighborhood and a woman called her over to her house?

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