A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Test | Final Test - Medium

Evelyn Fox Keller
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer 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) Stanley Stephens.
(b) George Beadle.
(c) Marcus Rhoades.
(d) Evelyn Witkin.

2. Which type of RNA contains the information coding for the sequence of amino acids?
(a) Messenger RNA.
(b) Transfer RNA.
(c) Coding RNA.
(d) Ribosomal RNA.

3. Who was quoted in the book as saying, "You let the material tell you where to go, and it tells you at every step what the next has to be?"
(a) Evelyn Witkin.
(b) Barbara McClintock.
(c) Marcus Rhoades.
(d) Harriet Creighton.

4. In what year did Lewis Stadler die?
(a) 1950.
(b) 1954.
(c) 1951.
(d) 1955.

5. In Drosophila a bacterium divide in two every how many minutes?
(a) Sixty.
(b) Twenty.
(c) Ten.
(d) Thirty.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Keller also mentioned that Barbara suggested to us that we must have what to "hear what the material has to say to you"?

3. In Chapter 9, Evelyn Keller quotes Einstein. He said, "To these elementary laws there leads no logical path, but only" what?

4. In what year was Barbara's last attempt to explain her work to her colleagues at Cold Spring Harbor?

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

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