The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

Siddhartha Mukherjee
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 2: An Impatient War.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. By 1950 more than ___________ of the medicines that were in common use had not existed a decade earlier.
(a) One third.
(b) One fourth.
(c) One tenth.
(d) Half.

2. William Stewart Halsted is known as the father of what?
(a) Radiology.
(b) Lymphoma.
(c) Chemotherapy.
(d) Radical surgery.

3. Mary Woodward Lasker and her husband Albert Lasker began to do what?
(a) Create laws against cancer research.
(b) Lobby against cancer research.
(c) Campaign against Farber.
(d) Campaign for funds to fight cancer.

4. Farber knew that in order to launch a national attack on cancer he would have to form what?
(a) A political party.
(b) A society.
(c) A scientific organization.
(d) A government committee.

5. A final report from the panel agreed about what?
(a) That such an agency should be formed.
(b) That such an organization would never work.
(c) That such a hospital is not cost-effective.
(d) That such a panel should not be formed.

Short Answer Questions

1. One tenet is that all bodies are made up of cells. A second tenet is that cells arise only from what?

2. In _________ John Bennett, a Scottish physician, had described the case of a 28-year-old slate layer who complained of a mysterious swelling in his spleen.

3. One morning, Carla awoke with a bad headache which she described as __________________.The pains and other symptoms waxed and waned. Although Carla had seen a doctor, there was no solid diagnosis. Eventually, it was determined that Carla had leukemia.

4. Who was Henry Kaplan?

5. In ___________, George Canellas and Tom Frei spent time in the lab matching various drugs to various cancers. Included on the drug list were cytotoxic drugs cytoxan, vincristine, procarabazine, and methotrexate.

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