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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. Where did Harriet Creighton take a teaching job in 1934?
(a) Yale.
(b) University of Missouri.
(c) Cornell.
(d) Connecticut College for Women.

2. Lewis Stadler had been at the University of Missouri in Columbia since what year?
(a) 1919.
(b) 1912.
(c) 1910.
(d) 1905.

3. In what year was Barbara McClintock elected Vice President of the Genetics Society of America?
(a) 1942.
(b) 1925.
(c) 1939.
(d) 1931.

4. Lew Stadler had been on the faculty at the University of Missouri in Columbia since what year?
(a) 1914.
(b) 1907.
(c) 1912.
(d) 1921.

5. Who wrote the Recent Advances in Cytology?
(a) L.C. Dunn.
(b) Ross Harrison.
(c) Barbara McClintock.
(d) C.D. Darlington.

Short Answer Questions

1. When McClintock speaks about having no chance of being promoted she states that she was excluded from what?

2. What profession did Barbara's father have?

3. What did Barbara think wasn't solvable, but was "merely a symbol"?

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

5. Many mutations that were happening in the maize had never been seen before, and some of these involved gross changes in what?

Short Essay Questions

1. In 1931, why did Barbara start to feel like it was time to leave Cornell?

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

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

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

5. Who was the person that came to Cornell to get his PhD in genetics, why did he come to Cornell, and what was his previous experience?

6. Who was Lewis Stadler and why did he want Barbara as a colleague?

7. When Barbara went to Germany because of her Guggenheim Fellowship, why did she describe it later as a "very, very traumatic" experience?

8. What are the three stages of prophase in meiosis?

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

10. What does C.D. Darlington remind his colleagues of in the opening pages of Recent Advances in Cytology?

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