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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 were the first chromosomes visible as?
(a) Short fat chunks.
(b) Large square-like shapes.
(c) Long slender threads.
(d) Small circular shapes.
2. A problem that had caught Barbara's fancy was a small body on the end of what chromosome?
(a) Chromosome 3.
(b) Chromosome 2.
(c) Chromosome 6.
(d) Chromosome 9.
3. What year was it that Barbara requested a leave of absence without pay and left Missouri?
4. What was the name of T.H. Morgan's single laboratory at Columbia University?
(a) Guy's Room.
(b) Fly Room.
(c) Fly Lab.
(d) Fly Guy's Lab.
5. How long did Barbara have the position of assistant professor?
(a) Ten years.
(b) Five years.
(c) Three years.
(d) Seven years.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who was the Vice President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1937?
2. How many chromosomes did corn or maize have?
3. What were the names of the flies that were used in studying genetics?
4. What part of the corn was considered to be the endosperm tissue?
5. There were elements of the bacterial genome that were discovered that seemed to "jump around". These were called transposons, insertion elements, or what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happened to Barbara a little more than a year after her brother, Tom, was born?
2. What happened the time that Barbara was out playing basketball or volleyball in the neighborhood and a woman called her over to her house?
3. What happened when Barbara signed up for a large overload of classes at Cornell and why did she do it?
4. Why did Barbara adamantly reject female conventions and why was she not trying to just be "more boy than girl"?
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. What are the three stages of prophase in meiosis?
7. Why did Barbara experience long-term consequences because of the absence of a professional niche?
8. In Chapter 6, what are the three major concerns of twentieth-century biology that are mentioned?
9. How did Barbara spend her time between the years of 1931 and 1933?
10. Why was it described in the book that Barbara was born into the role of maverick and pioneer?
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