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Question 1: After completing his Ph.D, he began his research in biophysics and moved into the area of ________ genetics.
RNA virusVirusBacteriaBacteriophage

Question 2: In 1938 he enrolled at ________ where he majored in physics.
Rutgers UniversityBrooklyn CollegeHunter CollegeColumbia University

Question 3: [3] Taking advantage of the enormous number of recombinants that could be analyzed in the rII mutant system, Benzer provided the first evidence that the ________ is not an indivisible entity, as previously believed.

Question 4: After his work in phage genetics, Benzer turned to the fruit fly ________ to study the genetic basis of animal behavior.
Model organismMaizeDrosophila melanogasterDrosophila

Question 5: National Academy of Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the ________.
Royal SocietyGeorge PorterCopley MedalMichael Atiyah

Question 6: Seymour Benzer (October 15, 1921 – November 30, 2007) was an accomplished American physicist, ________ and behavioral geneticist.
Transcriptional regulationMolecular biologyEpigeneticsPost-transcriptional regulation

Question 7: The Albany Medical Center Prize has been called the "American ________".
Nobel Prize in Physiology or MedicineStanley Cohen (biochemist)Salvador LuriaBarbara McClintock

Question 8: Benzer, with student Ron Konopka, discovered the first ________ mutants in a gene they called "period".
MelatoninChronobiologySuprachiasmatic nucleusCircadian rhythm

Question 9: Benzer's experiments with the rII system are widely considered among the most elegant experiments in modern genetics, and many believe that Benzer should have been awarded the ________ for it.
Nobel Peace PrizeNobel FoundationNobel Prize controversiesNobel Prize

Question 10: Seymour Benzer was a member of the ________, the U.S.
Raoul BottFrench Academy of SciencesPeter LaxShiing-Shen Chern


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