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

Siddhartha Mukherjee
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 5: A Distorted Version of Our Normal Selves.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Ministry asked the Medical Research Council to arrange a conference of experts to study the rise of lung cancer. How were the results?
(a) Conclusive.
(b) Somewhat conclusive.
(c) Mixed and not even remotely conclusive.
(d) Very conclusive.

2. The trend also raised questions regarding what?
(a) The amount of soot that the chimney sweeps carried home with them under the surface of their skin.
(b) The activities of these wealthy men.
(c) The secret lives of chimney sweeps.
(d) The hazardous work done by the poor.

3. The theory showed how soot, radiation, cigarette smoke and other outside insults could cause cancer by doing what?
(a) Mutating cancergenes within the cell.
(b) Mutating sarcogenes within the cell.
(c) Mutating carcinogenes within the cell.
(d) Mutating oncogenes within the cell.

4. In 1870, the per capita consumption in America was ________________ per year.
(a) Ten cigarettes.
(b) One cigarette.
(c) Five cigarettes.
(d) Less than one cigarette.

5. By the early _________, cancer researchers had split into three feuding camps.
(a) 1970s.
(b) 1960s.
(c) 1940s.
(d) 1950s.

Short Answer Questions

1. Farber became fascinated with the links between bone marrow, vitamins and normal blood. Farber decided to use _____________ to treat children with leukemia.

2. At the clinic they would run clinical trials and focus on what?

3. It was a risky prediction to attempt to verify untested theories through what?

4. After the introduction of the Pap smear came the clinical trials for what?

5. Hyperplasia was what?

(see the answer key)

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