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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 are chromosomes found?
(a) In a cell's nucleous.
(b) In a cell's spindle.
(c) In a cell's nucleolus.
(d) On a cell's centrosome.

2. How many chromosomes did corn or maize have?
(a) Ten.
(b) Six.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Three.

3. In Chapter 1, it is mentioned that immune systems were studied in what animal?
(a) Mice.
(b) Rabbits.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Rats.

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

5. There were elements of the bacterial genome that were discovered that seemed to "jump around". These were called transposons, insertion elements, or what?
(a) Jumping elements.
(b) Leaping elements.
(c) Jumping genes.
(d) Leaping genes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Barbara's uncle do for a living?

2. What was the name of Edward Tatum and George Beadle's hypothesis?

3. How does an anatomist see chromosomes?

4. What is another word for the process of synapsis?

5. What was the first name of Barbara's father?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the mid-1930's and when she left Missouri what had she considered doing because of her jobless status?

2. Why did Barbara experience long-term consequences because of the absence of a professional niche?

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

4. What did T.H. Morgan tell a disappointed reader who confronted him about his book, Embryology and Genetics?

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

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

7. 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?

8. How did Barbara spend her time between the years of 1931 and 1933?

9. What are the different stages of mitosis?

10. 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?

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