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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. Who said of Barbara that "she was able to convey it to someone who was completely outside the field. She was able to make it real?"
(a) George Beadle.
(b) Marcus Rhoades.
(c) Evelyn Witkin.
(d) Stanley Stephens.

2. How did Evelyn Witkin say she learned from Barbara and developed her own understanding from her?
(a) By watching Barbara work from across the lab during the late night hours.
(b) By listening to recordings that Barbara taped to teach others.
(c) By reading Barbara's in depth notes.
(d) By looking over Barbara's shoulder.

3. Who did Barbara write to to arrange an invitation to Cold Springs Harbor?
(a) Rollins Emerson.
(b) Esther Parker.
(c) Marcus Rhoades.
(d) Milislav Demerec.

4. In the model that Monod and Jacob proposed, they stated that protein synthesis is not regulated by just the structural gene but by how many other genes?
(a) Five.
(b) One.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which type of RNA contains the information coding for the sequence of amino acids?

2. How long did it take for Barbara to get from her first clues to her final interpretation dealing with transposition?

3. In Drosophila a bacterium divide in two every how many minutes?

4. Who was quoted as saying, "By God, that woman is either crazy or a genius."?

5. Who presented the third paper in the 1951 symposium?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did Barbara feel was an organism that was especially unappreciated and why?

2. 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?

3. 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?

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

5. Describe how the information or data that Barbara had collected filled her office.

6. What happened when Lotte Auerbach from the University of Edinburgh visited Barbara in her lab at Cold Spring Harbor?

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

8. Why did it take Barbara six years before she could present the scientific world with her ideas on transposition?

9. During the time of the 1960s and 1970s what new honors did Barbara recieve from the larger world of biology?

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

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