A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Evelyn Fox Keller
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the name of the book that was published by Morgan, Sturtevant, Muller, and Bridges?

2. What did Barbara's uncle do for a living?

3. One day, why did Barbara climb the side of a building and let herself in a window?

4. In what year did Barbara McClintock receive her Ph.D.?

5. What did Cornell geneticists study instead of fruit flies?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does C.D. Darlington remind his colleagues of in the opening pages of Recent Advances in Cytology?

2. Why was it described in the book that Barbara was born into the role of maverick and pioneer?

3. Who was Lewis Stadler and why did he want Barbara as a colleague?

4. Why was the year 1944 a crucial year for Barbara McClintock and the history of genetics?

5. In 1931, why did Barbara start to feel like it was time to leave Cornell?

6. What are the three stages of prophase in meiosis?

7. What happened to Barbara a little more than a year after her brother, Tom, was born?

8. An excerpt from Frank Hanson's informal notes about Barbara McClintock are found in Chapter 4. How does Hanson describe Barbara's physical appearance?

9. Describe Barbara's temperament as a child and what happened because of it.

10. How did Barbara spend her time between the years of 1931 and 1933?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Throughout the book we learn and read about times in science when there were surprises because the implied ideas weren't met. What were some of these surprises that Barbara or others met? How did these surprises help Barbara's work? Did some of these surprises hinder Barbara's progression in her work?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the significance of Barbara McClintock to the world of science. Describe McClintock's importance to women in science. How did individuals benefit from knowing and working with McClintock?

Essay Topic 3

Describe Barbara McClintock. What were some of her strengths and weaknesses? How do you picture Barbara from descriptions in the book? What kind of inner qualities did Barbara possess that made her a good scientist? Explain your answers and use specific information from the book to support your answers.

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