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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following had Pauling partially solved?
(a) Poliomyelitis
(b) Crystallized helix poliomyelitis
(c) Structure of proteins
(d) Picture of crystallized DNA

2. How much less money was his new fellowship offer for?
(a) $500
(b) $1,000
(c) No less money
(d) $2,000

3. Which of the following best describes how Watson responded to Pauling's journal articles?
(a) Watson was jealous of Pauling
(b) They were over Watson's head
(c) Watson disagreed with Pauling's articles
(d) Watson despised Pauling's articles

4. Which of the following describes how Bragg felt about Crick's behavior and attitude?
(a) Satisfied
(b) Annoyed
(c) Complimentary
(d) Pleased

5. Which of the following characters didn't believe that helices were the answer to the structure of DNA?
(a) Watson
(b) Crick
(c) Maurice
(d) Rosy

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Watson think that most of the scientific community felt about DNA?

2. At what university were both Crick and the author working in the opening chapter?

3. How many types of nucleotides are in DNA?

4. Which of the following did Watson and Crick add to the models which already existed within the Cambridge lab?

5. Who else did Watson invite to his friend's parents for Christmas?

Short Essay Questions

1. What pattern does Watson's trip to Paris continue to demonstrate?

2. Describe Crick as seen through Watson's eyes.

3. What realization did Watson come to years after their discovery of the structure of DNA in regards to Rosy?

4. Why was Pauling not able to speak at the scientific conference in London?

5. Why was it illegal for Watson to move to Cambridge?

6. How is the character of Rosy portrayed by the author?

7. Why did Wilkins come to Naples?

8. In what way did Watson technically break the terms of his fellowship?

9. What was the force that continued to drive Watson?

10. What would Watson and Crick have done if Maurice had told them it bothered him that they were working on the structure of DNA?

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