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 and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Keller also mentioned that Barbara suggested to us that we must have what to "hear what the material has to say to you"?

2. In addition to making copies of itself, DNA also makes what?

3. Who presented the first paper in the 1951 symposium?

4. How many years later was it when Barbara made her second presentation at the Cold Spring Harbor Symposium?

5. How many winters did Barbara spend in Central and South America?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

Describe your favorite section or chapter of the book. What people from this section did you like? Were there any individuals you didn't like? Why or why not? What appealed to you about this particular chapter or section? Are there any words of wisdom that you found in this section?

Essay Topic 3

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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