A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Test | Final 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. Barbara was impressed by the ability of some Tibetans to do what?

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

3. In the model that Monod and Jacob proposed, they stated that protein synthesis is not regulated by just the structural gene but by how many other genes?

4. What was Demerec summing up by the words, "Ten years ago they were visualized as fixed units with precise boundaries?"

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Milislav Demerec describe what the view of genes was in 1941?

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

3. What were some of the reasons that Cold Spring Harbor was appealing to scientists during the summer?

4. What did Lewis Stadler point out about the knowledge of genes and who else made this point with him?

5. Describe how the information or data that Barbara had collected filled her office.

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

7. In the early twentieth century what kind of science did biology transform into and what kind of science had it been before that?

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe Sara McClintock (Barbara's mother). What struggles did Sara McClintock have to face while raising her family? Compare and contrast Sara McClintock and her daughter, Barbara McClintock.

Essay Topic 2

Describe what mitosis is and also describe the stages in mitosis and what happens during those phases.

Essay Topic 3

When Barbara visited Germany, she was faced with much sadness and turmoil because it was during the time of World War II and Hitler's reign. How do you think this experience affected Barbara and influenced her over the course of her life? Do you think this experience made her a better person? A better scientist? Why or why not?

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