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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 addition to making copies of itself, DNA also makes what?
(a) CNA.
(b) Multiple nuclei.
(c) Chromosomes.
(d) RNA.

2. In what year was Barbara's last attempt to explain her work to her colleagues at Cold Spring Harbor?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1969.
(c) 1955.
(d) 1960.

3. Who was quoted as saying, "By God, that woman is either crazy or a genius."?
(a) Evelyn Witkin.
(b) Esther Parker.
(c) George Beadle.
(d) Joshua Lederberg.

4. What is one of the most fundamental questions of genetics that was mentioned in the beginning of Chapter 11?
(a) How do genes make exact copies of themselves?
(b) How are genes important to the world of science?
(c) How do genes change in generations?
(d) How do genes make up particular objects?

5. Who was the director of the 1951 symposium?
(a) Richard Goldschmidt.
(b) Milislav Demerec.
(c) Barbara McClintock.
(d) Lewis Stadler.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the theoretical physicist who was trained by Niels Bohr?

2. In the beginning of Chapter 9, Evelyn Keller writes about Barbara giving her talk at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium and that it was met with what?

3. DNA makes RNA and RNA makes what?

4. When was Barbara's obvious occasion to present the full account of her work?

5. In Chapter 7, Esther Parker had bought a farm that was located how many miles north of Ithaca?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Barbara arrange to get an invitation to Cold Spring Harbor?

2. in the late 1950s, what was the new option that materialized for Barbara?

3. What is the example involving Love Canal that Barbara tries to explain relating to scientists and engineers?

4. In the early twentieth century what kind of science did biology transform into and what kind of science had it been before that?

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

6. 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?"

7. What were the three critical factors in Millikan's style of research that Holton cited?

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

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

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

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