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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 Barbara McClintock born?
2. How many papers did McClintock publish between the years of 1929 and 1931?
3. In what year was the First Oxford Chromosome Conference held?
4. When Barbara was taking a geology final when she was a Junior in college, what couldn't she remember?
5. What were the first chromosomes visible as?
Short Essay Questions
1. After Barbara received her PhD in botany and was appointed as an instructor, she knew what her next task would be. What was that task?
2. Describe Barbara's temperament as a child and what happened because of it.
3. What happened when Barbara signed up for a large overload of classes at Cornell and why did she do it?
4. How did Barbara spend her time between the years of 1931 and 1933?
5. What happened to Barbara a little more than a year after her brother, Tom, was born?
6. Why did Barbara adamantly reject female conventions and why was she not trying to just be "more boy than girl"?
7. What happened the time that Barbara was out playing basketball or volleyball in the neighborhood and a woman called her over to her house?
8. What are the three stages of prophase in meiosis?
9. What were the fundamental questions of genetics during the time of the early 1930s?
10. What did James A. Peters say about the paper that Harriet Creighton and Barbara McClintock wrote?
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 how Barbara's parents had an influence on her growing up and as an adult. Where do you think Barbara got her independence and scientific mind from?
Essay Topic 3
Describe what transposition is. What was the importance of Barbara's discovery of transposition in maize? How did this discovery affect the scientific world and Barbara's life?
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