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The Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole is in serious discussions with the University of Chicago about a possible affiliation between the two institutions. This has us asking -- what makes MBL special? Take our on-line quiz to find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    How many Nobel Laureates have been affiliated with MBL?

    • A.

      22

    • B.

      35

    • C.

      55

    • D.

      70

    Correct Answer
    C. 55
    Explanation
    There have been 55 Nobel Laureates affiliated with MBL. This indicates that a significant number of individuals who have been associated with MBL have been recognized for their outstanding contributions in various fields, leading them to receive the prestigious Nobel Prize. The affiliation with MBL suggests that these laureates have conducted research or made significant contributions to the scientific community while being associated with MBL.

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  • 2. 

    What year was the Marine Biological Laboratory founded?

    • A.

      1888

    • B.

      1905

    • C.

      1918

    • D.

      1932

    Correct Answer
    A. 1888
    Explanation
    The Marine Biological Laboratory was founded in 1888.

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  • 3. 

    Where is the Marine Biological Laboratory located?

    • A.

      Hyannis

    • B.

      Provincetown

    • C.

      Chatham

    • D.

      Woods Hole

    Correct Answer
    D. Woods Hole
    Explanation
    The Marine Biological Laboratory is located in Woods Hole.

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  • 4. 

    MBL is an international center for research and education. What areas does it concentrate on?

    • A.

      Biology

    • B.

      Biomedicine

    • C.

      Ecology

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    MBL, as an international center for research and education, concentrates on various areas, including biology, biomedicine, and ecology. This means that MBL is involved in research and education in all of these fields, making it a comprehensive institution that covers a wide range of topics within the biological sciences.

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  • 5. 

    MBL is the oldest independent marine laboratory in the Americas.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) is indeed the oldest independent marine laboratory in the Americas. It was founded in 1888 and has a long history of conducting research and providing education in the field of marine biology. Being the oldest independent marine laboratory in the Americas means that it predates any other similar institution in the region, further highlighting its significance and historical importance.

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  • 6. 

    How many scientists and support personnel pursue research year-round at MBL?

    • A.

      100

    • B.

      270

    • C.

      320

    • D.

      500

    Correct Answer
    B. 270
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 270. This means that there are 270 scientists and support personnel who pursue research year-round at MBL.

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  • 7. 

    What university shares a research and educational affiliation with MBL?

    • A.

      Harvard University Harvard University

    • B.

      Colgate University

    • C.

      Brown University

    • D.

      Princeton University

    Correct Answer
    C. Brown University
    Explanation
    The Brown-MBL Partnership, which includes a Ph.D.-awarding Graduate Program in Biological and Environmental Sciences.

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  • 8. 

    The MBL shares a library with what institution?

    • A.

      Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

    • B.

      Falmouth Public Library

    • C.

      National Marine Fisheries

    • D.

      Woods Hole Public Library

    Correct Answer
    A. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
    Explanation
    The MBL shares a library, the MBLWHOI Library, with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

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  • 9. 

    Jacques Loeb and Edward Grant Conklin were early scientists at MBL.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Jacques Loeb demonstrated artificial parthenogenesis in sea urchin eggs in 1899 and Edwin Grant Conklin first identified egg cytoplasmic regions that are programmed to form certain tissues or organs in 1905.

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  • 10. 

    What year did the MBL establish the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering, where researchers study the ability of marine and other animals to spontaneously regenerate damaged or aging body parts?

    • A.

      1995

    • B.

      2000

    • C.

      2004

    • D.

      2010

    Correct Answer
    D. 2010
    Explanation
    In 2010, the MBL established the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering. This center focuses on studying the ability of marine and other animals to spontaneously regenerate damaged or aging body parts.

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  • 11. 

    During the summer, young scientists come to the MBL to attend the laboratory's famous graduate-level courses.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement mentions that young scientists come to the MBL during the summer to attend the laboratory's famous graduate-level courses. This implies that the statement is true, as it states a fact about the activities at MBL during the summer.

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  • 12. 

    What year was the MBL's Ecosystems Center established with George Woodwell as director?

    • A.

      1930

    • B.

      1956

    • C.

      1975

    • D.

      1992

    Correct Answer
    C. 1975
    Explanation
    In 1975, the MBL's Ecosystems Center was established with George Woodwell as director.

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