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Question 1: George Wald (November 18, 1906 – April 12, 1997) was an American scientist who is best known for his work with pigments in the ________.
RetinaIris dilator muscleScleraCiliary muscle

Question 2:
What role did George Wald play in the movie The Force Beyond ?
Nobel Prize Winning Biologist
Pilot, Eastern Airlines

Question 3: As a postdoctoral researcher, Wald discovered that ________ was a component of the retina.
Vitamin CVitamin ARetinolNiacin

Question 4: He was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1950 and in 1967 was awarded the ________ for Physiology or Medicine for his discoveries in vision.
Nobel Peace PrizeNobel PrizeNobel FoundationNobel Prize controversies

Question 5: Wald was born in New York City to Isaac Wald and Ernestine Rosenmann, ________ immigrant parents.

Question 6: His further experiments showed that when the pigment ________ was exposed to light, it yielded the protein opsin and a compound containing vitamin A.

Question 7: Wald then went on to work in Zurich, ________ with the discoverer of vitamin A, Paul Karrer.

Question 8: ________ / Renato Dulbecco / Howard Temin (1975)
Arthur KornbergJames D. WatsonMarshall Warren NirenbergDavid Baltimore

Question 9: This allowed Wald to determine the absorbance of pigments in the ________ (Goldstein, 2001).
RetinaPhotoreceptor cellCone cellRod cell

Question 10: He won a share of the 1967 ________ with Haldan Keffer Hartline and Ragnar Granit.
Nobel Prize in Physiology or MedicineBarbara McClintockStanley Cohen (biochemist)Salvador Luria


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