Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How did Evelyn Witkin say she learned from Barbara and developed her own understanding from her?
2. Max Delbruck first came to the United States from what country?
3. It is mentioned in Chapter 7 that in hindsight, most historians would say that the molecular revolution began at what time?
4. Who presented the third paper in the 1951 symposium?
5. Gerald Holton commented on scientific imagination and it's importance to how many particular scientists?
How is it evident in the book that scientists and we, as a society, underestimate the flexibility of living organisms? Are humans becoming better at accepting and understanding what living organisms can do? Why or why not?
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?
How does the quote we read in Chapter 9, "to say someone is obscure is to put the burden of that failure in communication on the speaker" relate to Barbara McClintock? Why do you think so many people had a hard time understanding or believing in Barbara?
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