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Carl Woese: Quiz


Question 1: He received a bachelors in math and physics from ________ and a doctorate in biophysics from Yale University.
Wesleyan UniversityWilliams CollegeAmherst CollegePomona College

Question 2: Famous figures, including Salvador Luria and ________, objected to his division of the prokaryotes.
Ernst W. MayrSewall WrightG. Ledyard StebbinsE. O. Wilson

Question 3: As microbes are responsible for many biogeochemical cycles and are crucial to the continued function of the biosphere, Woese's efforts to clarify the evolution and diversity of microbes provided an invaluable service to ecologists and ________.
Conservation (ethic)Conservation movementConservation biologyBiodiversity

Question 4: Woese also conjectured an era in which there was a considerable amount of lateral transfer of ________ between organisms.

Question 5: Woese was a MacArthur Fellow in 1984, was made a member of the National Academy of Sciences in 1988, received the Leeuwenhoek Medal (microbiology's highest honor) in 1992, and was a ________ recipient in 2000.
National Medal of ScienceGlenn T. SeaborgJoshua LederbergCharles Stark Draper

Question 6: In 2003, he received the ________ from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences.
Crafoord PrizeSwedenE. O. WilsonShing-Tung Yau

Question 7: ________ formed when organisms stopped treating genes from other organisms with equal importance to their own genes.
LifeSpeciesEvolutionBiological classification

Question 8: Woese is famous for defining the ________ (a new domain or kingdom of life) in 1977 by phylogenetic taxonomy of 16S ribosomal RNA, a technique pioneered by Woese and which is now standard practice.

Question 9: Carl Richard Woese (pronounced /ˈwoʊz/; born 15 July 1928, ________) is an American microbiologist and physicist.
Syracuse, New YorkOnondaga County, New YorkRochester, New YorkBuffalo, New York

Question 10: Looked at another way, they are ________ that are not Bacteria.
ProkaryoteCyanobacteriaGram-positive bacteriaGram-negative bacteria


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