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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. How many kinds of RNA are made?
(a) Two.
(b) Four.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

2. Bacterial chromosomes contain little, if any what?
(a) Plasma membrane.
(b) Chromatin.
(c) Protein.
(d) Carbon.

3. Barbara suggested that we must have what to "let it come to you"?
(a) Understanding.
(b) Openness.
(c) Reverence.
(d) Control.

4. In 1942, why had the atmosphere at Cold Spring Harbor become even quieter than normal?
(a) Because they closed their doors for a couple years.
(b) Because of the war.
(c) Because no one wanted to work with Barbara.
(d) Because they didn't have any openings for new scientists.

5. Evelyn Keller mentioned that Barbara told "us" that one must have the time to do what?
(a) Think.
(b) Ponder.
(c) Look.
(d) Wonder.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Lewis Stadler die?

2. Who was the French intellectual who was mentioned in Chapter 11 that broke with the Communist Party in 1945?

3. Who presented the first paper in the 1951 symposium?

4. Who asked Barbara how she could have worked "for two years without knowing what was going to come out?"

5. Who did Barbara write to to arrange an invitation to Cold Springs Harbor?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Max Delbruck put Cold Spring Harbor on the map and for whom?

2. What happened after Barbara delivered her talk at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium?

3. What were some of the reasons that Cold Spring Harbor was appealing to scientists during the summer?

4. Why was Barbara apprehensive about presenting her data at the next annual Cold Spring Harbor Symposium?

5. How did Milislav Demerec describe what the view of genes was in 1941?

6. What difference did Milislav Demerec observe about the symposium papers from 1941 compared to the papers from 1951?

7. What is the answer to Eveyln Keller's question when she asks, "What enabled McClintock to see further and deeper into the mysteries of genetics than her colleagues?"

8. In Chapter 7, when it was mentioned that Barbara was in private upheaval, what significant event happened during that time and why was she in private upheaval?

9. After a decade of total frustration in her efforts, what happened to make Barbara think that the resistance would be weakened that she had encountered?

10. Why did Freeman Dyson state that Richard Feynman was unable to communicate and hard to understand?

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