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. What is Neurospora?

3. In what year did Evelyn Witkin come to Cold Spring Harbor?

4. In what year did Lewis Stadler die?

5. Evelyn Keller mentioned that Barbara told "us" that one must have the time to do what?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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