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. In the beginning of Chapter 9, Evelyn Keller writes about Barbara giving her talk at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium and that it was met with what?

2. In Drosophila a bacterium divide in two every how many minutes?

3. Which type of RNA contains the information coding for the sequence of amino acids?

4. Who was the French intellectual who was mentioned in Chapter 11 that broke with the Communist Party in 1945?

5. What did Einstein call a deep reverence for nature?

Short Essay Questions

1. After a decade of total frustration in her efforts, what happened to make Barbara think that the resistance would be weakened that she had encountered?

2. In Chapter 7, when it was mentioned that Barbara was in private upheaval, what significant event happened during that time and why was she in private upheaval?

3. Why was Barbara apprehensive about presenting her data at the next annual Cold Spring Harbor Symposium?

4. What difference did Milislav Demerec observe about the symposium papers from 1941 compared to the papers from 1951?

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

6. What is the answer to Eveyln Keller's question when she asks, "What enabled McClintock to see further and deeper into the mysteries of genetics than her colleagues?"

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

8. What were the three critical factors in Millikan's style of research that Holton cited?

9. What happened when Lotte Auerbach from the University of Edinburgh visited Barbara in her lab at 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 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 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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