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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's number of year-round investigators hovered around six and eight?
(a) Cold Spring Harbor.
(b) Cornell.
(c) Columbia.
(d) Harvard.

2. In Milislav Demerec's first moves in his new position as the Director of the Department of Genetics of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, he gave Barbara a position for what length of time?
(a) Five years.
(b) One year.
(c) Ten years.
(d) Two years.

3. 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?
(a) Elm.
(b) Eucalyptus.
(c) Pine.
(d) Weeping Willow.

4. Who was the French intellectual who was mentioned in Chapter 11 that broke with the Communist Party in 1945?
(a) Francois Jacob.
(b) Jacques Monod.
(c) Jacques Alexander César.
(d) Jean Picard.

5. When the National Academy of Sciences elected Barbara McClintock as a member, how many other women before her had held that particular honor?
(a) Two.
(b) None.
(c) Five.
(d) One.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In addition to making copies of itself, DNA also makes what?

3. 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?

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

5. Keller states in Chapter 12 that good science cannot proceed without what?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. 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?

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

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

6. What did Keller say about good science and what does it need to proceed?

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

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

9. What did George Beadle tell Warren Weaver of the Rockefeller Foundation about Barbara's visit to Stanford?

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

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