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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. The step-by-step evolution of Barbara's interpretation could be followed from her annual reports she wrote for who?
(a) The Rockefeller Foundation.
(b) The University of Missouri.
(c) The National Society of Sciences.
(d) The Carnegie Institution of Washington.

2. What did Einstein call a deep reverence for nature?
(a) Deep ecology.
(b) Cosmic religiosity.
(c) Pantheism thinking.
(d) Serenity thought.

3. In Chapter 10, who did Stadler quote to support one of his arguments?
(a) The Mad Hatter.
(b) The Queen of Hearts.
(c) Humpty Dumpty.
(d) Alice in Wonderland.

4. How long did it take for Barbara to get from her first clues to her final interpretation dealing with transposition?
(a) Six years.
(b) Four years.
(c) Twelve years.
(d) Two years.

5. Barbara McClintock sent off a paper entitled "Some Parallels Between Gene Control Systems in Maize and in Bacteria" to where?
(a) American Scientist.
(b) American Naturalist.
(c) Naturalism in America.
(d) The Chicago Journal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who's number of year-round investigators hovered around six and eight?

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

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

4. When Barbara was unwilling to accept her failure to see the Neurospora chromosomes, she went outside to sit and meditate under what type of tree?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. Among the plants in Barbara's very first crop there was one that was particularly noteworthy. Why?

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

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

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