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Trofim Lysenko: Quiz


Question 1: Letter from Lysenko's parents to Stalin, ________, January 3, 1936.
PravdaVyacheslav MolotovEastern BlocBoris Yeltsin

Question 2: He bears particular responsibility for the persecution of his predecessor and rival, prominent Soviet biologist ________, which ended in 1943 with the imprisoned Vavilov's death by starvation.
RussiaSergey Ivanovich VavilovNikolai VavilovBotany

Question 3: Graham, Loren, Science in Russia and the Soviet Union, (New York: ________, 1993).
EnglandCambridge University PressOxford University PressAuthorized King James Version

Question 4: In 1962 three of the most prominent Soviet physicists, Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, ________, and Pyotr Kapitsa, presented a case against Lysenko, proclaiming his work as false science.
Riccardo GiacconiVitaly GinzburgAnthony James LeggettMasatoshi Koshiba

Question 5: Lysenko, the son of Denis and Oksana Lysenko, came from a peasant family in ________ and attended the Kiev Agricultural Institute.

Question 6: In 1941 Lysenko was awarded the ________.
Khrushchev ThawAndrei SakharovSocialist realismUSSR State Prize

Question 7: In 1964, physicist ________ spoke out against Lysenko in the General Assembly of the Academy of Sciences:
Aleksandr SolzhenitsynJoseph StalinAndrei SakharovEastern Bloc

Question 8: Lysenko served this purpose by causing the expulsion, imprisonment, and death of hundreds of scientists and eliminating all study and research involving Mendelian ________ throughout the Soviet Union.

Question 9: ________ (1948) What Sort of Man is Lysenko?
Ronald FisherFactorial experimentFrank YatesGeorge E. P. Box

Question 10: As a result, Lysenko was immediately disgraced in the Soviet Union, although his work continued to have impact in ________ for many years after.
ChinaTime in ChinaProvince (China)Religion in China


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