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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. In the summer of 1931, an invitation from Lewis Stadler brought Barbara where?
(a) Webster University.
(b) Missouri State University.
(c) The University of Missouri.
(d) The University of Central Missouri.

2. In what year did Barbara McClintock receive her Ph.D.?
(a) 1930.
(b) 1923.
(c) 1935.
(d) 1927.

3. What did Barbara think wasn't solvable, but was "merely a symbol"?
(a) Cells.
(b) Maize kernals.
(c) Chromosomes.
(d) Genes.

4. What is the word that describes a chromosome that has two centromeres?
(a) Dicentric.
(b) Dicentromeric.
(c) Dichromosomic.
(d) Digenetic.

5. An experimental breeder can tell what a chromosomes is like from doing what?
(a) Seeing diagrams of the particular chromosome.
(b) Peering at it through a microscope.
(c) Looking at the genetic code.
(d) Looking at the whole organism.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was Barbara McClintock born?

2. What was the first name of Barbara's mother?

3. The cytology professor that helped Barbara on Saturdays also did what for her?

4. Who was Dean of Liberal Arts at Missouri in 1940?

5. When Barbara went to visit Stadler in Missouri, she went to look at the corn that they had. Barbara noticed that they were calling the corn what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Barbara a little more than a year after her brother, Tom, was born?

2. Describe Barbara's temperament as a child and what happened because of it.

3. What was the subject of the paper that Harriet Creighton and Barbara McClintock wrote in 1931?

4. Why did Barbara adamantly reject female conventions and why was she not trying to just be "more boy than girl"?

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

6. Why was it described in the book that Barbara was born into the role of maverick and pioneer?

7. What happened with Sara Handy and Thomas McClintock after Thomas graduated from Boston University Medical school?

8. What happened when Barbara discovered a way to identify maize chromosomes when she was working as a paid assistant to a cytologist?

9. In Chapter 6, what are the three major concerns of twentieth-century biology that are mentioned?

10. 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?

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