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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did Maurice respond to all of the arguments that went into constructing the DNA model?
(a) Accepted
(b) Debated
(c) Criticized
(d) Refuted

2. Who checked Watson and Crick's chemistry on the model?
(a) Pauling
(b) Maurice
(c) Bragg
(d) Todd

3. Which of the following best describes how Watson felt upon realizing that Pauling's model was flawed?
(a) Surprised
(b) Dejected
(c) Relieved
(d) Enthusiastic

4. Who shared an office with Watson and Crick?
(a) Sir Lawrence
(b) Chargraff
(c) Rosy
(d) Linus Pauling

5. How long did Rosy keep working on scientific discoveries?
(a) Until right before her death
(b) She stopped right after the model was created
(c) She stopped when Watson and Crick were published
(d) She was fired by Maurice and never got another job in the field

6. What had Watson construction which was checked against Rosy's measurements?
(a) Backbone
(b) Base
(c) Chain
(d) Completed model

7. Who was taken with Watson's sister?
(a) Pauling
(b) Francis
(c) Bertrand Fourcade
(d) Sir Lawrence

8. What happened when King's lab began comparing their experimental results to the double helix structure?
(a) They refuted the model
(b) They debated it's accuracy
(c) They supported the model
(d) They found a major flaw

9. Where was Pauling's lab?
(a) New Jersey
(b) London
(c) Pasadena
(d) Stockholm

10. The base pairs Watson had developed after lunch were the same as the sets of bases that appeared whose work?
(a) Rosy's work
(b) Maurice's work
(c) Chargraff's work
(d) Pauling's work

11. What did Watson and Crick do when the bases were finished?
(a) Studied more books and information
(b) Took an exended break
(c) Constructed a model
(d) Told King's lab

12. What was the problem with the idea that the bases were pairs?
(a) The sides weren't identical
(b) There were an odd number of bases
(c) The bases weren't all the same sides
(d) Pairing eliminated the idea of 3 chains

13. What did Watson diverge from his study of DNA to study?
(a) Coils of protein helixes
(b) Crystallograhy X-rays of RNA
(c) Models of proteins
(d) Sexes of bacteria

14. How did Maurice answer when asked if he minded Watson and Crick working on the structure of DNA?
(a) Yes, immediately
(b) No, but slowly
(c) He said they should all work together
(d) No, immediately

15. Whose work did Crick believe was a key to understanding DNA?
(a) Chargraff's work
(b) Watson's work
(c) Rosy's work
(d) Pauling's work

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Rosy feel about the new model?

2. What had Rosy surrounded DNA with in the B photograph?

3. Where had Watson gotten the structures for the bases?

4. Where was Pauling held up when he was on his way to speak at the conference?

5. Who confirmed Watson's finding that TMV was indeed a helix?

(see the answer keys)

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