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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What event diffused the tension and heat between Rosy and Watson?
(a) Maurice entering the lab
(b) Rosy assaulting Watson
(c) Watson walking out of the lab
(d) Rosy tearing up Pauling's work

2. Why couldn't Watson concentrate on this thesis?
(a) Excitement at attending a new lecture
(b) Excitement about the base pairs
(c) Distracted by Rosy's animosty
(d) Distracted by Watson's social life

3. What was Watson continually thinking about as he went to films in regards to progress on DNA model?
(a) Acids
(b) Building materials
(c) Number of chains
(d) Bases

4. The epilogue can best be described as which of the following?
(a) A short chapter reaffirming the importance of their work
(b) A celebration of their winning the Nobel Prize
(c) An apology for how Rosy was perceived throughout his career
(d) A summary of the book

5. How does Watson end his book?
(a) By taking all of the credit in the discovery of the structure of DNA
(b) By discussing what the various people involved in the discovery of the structure of DNA are doing at the time of the writing
(c) By sharing the credit in the discovery of the structure of DNA with Crick
(d) By reporting the importance of his discovery

Short Answer Questions

1. What had Watson construction which was checked against Rosy's measurements?

2. How did Watson spend the time while he waited for the machine shop to construct the necessary parts?

3. What did Watson reveal made being a scientist harder for Rosy than for others?

4. Where was Watson going to get the necessary pieces to construct his model?

5. What was the problem with the idea that the bases were pairs?

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