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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. In what year was the first woman admitted to Cornell University?
2. Who wrote A Short History of Genetics?
3. How old was Barbara when her name was changed to Barbara?
4. Who was the Vice President of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 1937?
5. What was the name of the book that was published by Morgan, Sturtevant, Muller, and Bridges?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did T.H. Morgan tell a disappointed reader who confronted him about his book, Embryology and Genetics?
2. What was the difference of studying genetics in maize versus Drosophilia?
3. How did Barbara spend her time between the years of 1931 and 1933?
4. What are the different stages of mitosis?
5. Why did Barbara experience long-term consequences because of the absence of a professional niche?
6. What happened when Barbara discovered a way to identify maize chromosomes when she was working as a paid assistant to a cytologist?
7. What did Barbara do when she heard of people that were being hired as associate professors that didn't have the same credentials as herself, yet she remained an assistant professor?
8. What were Barbara's "personality difficulties" as described by T. H. Morgan?
9. Describe Barbara's temperament as a child and what happened because of it.
10. What happened with Sara Handy and Thomas McClintock after Thomas graduated from Boston University Medical school?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain Watson and Crick's research, what they were famous for, and what their answer was to the question in Chapter 11, "how do genes make exact copies of themselves?"
Essay Topic 2
Explain Rudolf Arnheim's words he wrote in Art and Visual Perception saying, "the realm of the unconscious could never enter our experience without the reflection of perceivable things." How does this quote relate to the life of Barbara McClintock?
Essay Topic 3
During the course of her life, Barbara McClintock had to deal with a lot of prejudices just because she was a woman. How would her life have been different had she been a man? Do you think she ever regretted the fact that she was a woman? Why or why not? Do you think women today still face certain barriers and "glass ceilings"? Explain your reasoning.
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