A Feeling for the Organism: The Life and Work of Barbara McClintock Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

Evelyn Fox Keller
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. When was Barbara's obvious occasion to present the full account of her work?

3. Keller states in Chapter 12 that good science cannot proceed without what?

4. Who was quoted as saying, "By God, that woman is either crazy or a genius."?

5. Barbara McClintock sent off a paper entitled "Some Parallels Between Gene Control Systems in Maize and in Bacteria" to where?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

Describe how Barbara McClintock broke free "of the hidden constraints of tacit assumptions" and allowed "the results of [her] experiments to speak for themselves."

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