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Sherwin B. Nuland
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the author in Chapter 8, what percentage of the National Institutes of Health approximately $9 billion budget goes to the study of HIV?
(a) 15%.
(b) 25%.
(c) 10%.
(d) 5%.

2. What refers to a DNA molecule that is separate from and can replicate independently of the chromosomal DNA?
(a) Embolus.
(b) Hemoglobin.
(c) Atria.
(d) Plasmid.

3. What autobiography did Lewis Thomas publish?
(a) Doctors: The Illustrated History of Medical Pioneers.
(b) The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer.
(c) The Youngest Science: Notes of a Medicine Watcher.
(d) Twelve Patients: Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital.

4. The author states in the Epilogue, “For those who die and those who love them, a realistic expectation is the surest path to” what?
(a) “Resolution.”
(b) “Normality.”
(c) “Healing.”
(d) “Tranquility.”

5. What is Chapter 9’s title in the book?
(a) “A Valentine—and How it Fails.”
(b) “Doors to Death of the Aged.”
(c) “Murder and Serenity.”
(d) “The Life of a Virus and the Death of a Man.”

6. Who discovered and studied the tobacco mosaic virus in 1892?
(a) William Caxton.
(b) Lillian Hellman.
(c) John Webster.
(d) Dmitri Ivanovsky.

7. According to the author in Chapter 12, “Death belongs to the dying and” who?
(a) “Their beneficiaries.”
(b) “Those who love them.”
(c) “Those who insure them.”
(d) “God.”

8. According to the author in Chapter 7, the combination of accidents, suicide, and euthanasia comprise one of the foremost causes of death in those under what age?
(a) 44.
(b) 77.
(c) 65.
(d) 56.

9. It is suggested that Ishmael Garcia contracted HIV by what means?
(a) During a surgical procedure.
(b) Sexual intercourse.
(c) Drug use.
(d) Cutting himself on the subway.

10. Where was William Osler born?
(a) Denmark.
(b) Canada.
(c) Brazil.
(d) Scotland.

11. What individual does the author describe as having lost several friends, colleagues, and a lover to cancer and AIDS in Chapter 9?
(a) Alois Alzheimer.
(b) Phil Whiting.
(c) Rainer Maria Rilke.
(d) John Seidman.

12. What is the title of Chapter 8 in the book?
(a) “Murder and Serenity.”
(b) “A Story of AIDS.”
(c) “Three Score and Ten.”
(d) “Alzheimer’s Disease.”

13. The author states that he is entering what decade in his life in the Epilogue?
(a) The eighth.
(b) The seventh.
(c) The fifth.
(d) The sixth.

14. What is a common refrain of doctors and nurses in the treatment of the terminally ill, according to the author in Chapter 11?
(a) “Because I believed he would live.”
(b) “Treat the patient. Not the disease.”
(c) “Because I didn't want to take away his only hope.”
(d) “Treat the family and the patient.”

15. What important word in the book refers to the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best?
(a) Hope.
(b) Conscience.
(c) Remorse.
(d) Fortitude.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author in Chapter 10, contemporary medicine is responsible for the five-year remission rate of childhood leukemia now being nearly what percent?

2. According to the author in Chapter 12, “The Hippocratic philosophy of medicine declares that nothing should be more important to a physician than” what?

3. The average virus is what fraction of the size of the average bacterium?

4. How many children did Ishmael Garcia have?

5. What term refers to a type of white blood cell in the vertebrate immune system?

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