James Watson: Contributions & Double Helix


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Which of the following people was NOT involved with the race to the double helix?

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1. Along with his collaborators, Watson was awarded the Nobel Prize in what year?

2. When Watson took over Cold Spring Harbor, his first act was to change the focus of the lab to what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the contributions of James Watson to the field of biology. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding all the individuals involved with the race to the double helix as well as the early discovery that helped Watson and Crick with their work.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Individuals involved with the race to the double helix
  • Early discovery helping Watson's and Crick's work
  • When Watson received the Nobel Prize
  • Change of research area focus in Cold Spring Harbor's lab by Watson
  • Importance of discovering the structure of the DNA molecule

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge you've gained regarding Watson's contributions
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related James Watson's contributions in biology lesson
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Watson's accomplishments in biology

Additional Learning

To learn more about Watson's important work in the field of biology, review the corresponding lesson on James Watson: Contributions & Double Helix. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know how Watson got his start in the biological field
  • Appreciate Watson's contribution to one of the most important biological discoveries of all time
  • Identify who Watson worked with on the structure of the DNA molecule
  • Understand what Watson received for his findings on the double helix
  • Describe examples of advice given by Watson in his later years
  • Explain the importance of Watson's findings to the world of science