The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Siddhartha Mukherjee
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who led tests on intensive chemotherapy by using 4 drugs referred to as MOPP?
(a) Vincent DeVito.
(b) Vincent DeVita.
(c) Vincent DeVeau.
(d) Vincent DeVane.

2. Cole believed that surgery was often what?
(a) Very Simple.
(b) Rewarding.
(c) Very necessary.
(d) Unnecessary.

3. What was the goal of the oncologist at this time?
(a) To study how cancer destroys cells.
(b) To fight the cancer.
(c) To earn a large paycheck.
(d) To compete with other oncologists.

4. Mukherjee explains that biology is based on how many fundamental tenets?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) Six.
(d) Eight.

5. What is MOPP?
(a) A radical surgery done for those with cancer.
(b) A simple surgery done for those with cancer.
(c) A tool used to clean the floor.
(d) A combination chemotherapy regimen.

6. The year of his death, 1972, marked what?
(a) The beginning of huge strides in cancer research.
(b) The beginning of new cancer research.
(c) The beginning of a deeply fractured and contentious period in the history of cancer.
(d) The end of a deeply fractured and contentious period in the history of cancer.

7. Cole believed that these theories may have been right when?
(a) In most cases.
(b) In all cases.
(c) Never.
(d) In some cases.

8. MOPP caused what?
(a) Hair loss and weight gain.
(b) Weight loss.
(c) Severe nausea plus untold long term effects.
(d) Sterility.

9. One tenet is that all bodies are made up of cells. A second tenet is that cells arise only from what?
(a) Other cells.
(b) A large group of cells.
(c) One cell.
(d) Nothing.

10. Farber was fortunate to have lived in the right time, but he was perhaps even more fortunate for what reason?
(a) To have died at the right time.
(b) To have made so many great discoveries.
(c) To have been a pathologist.
(d) To have died from something other than cancer.

11. The author, Siddhartha Mukherjee, learned about Carla after she had checked into Massachusetts ______________ Hospital.
(a) Community.
(b) General.
(c) Cancer.
(d) Local.

12. In the shadow of Albert's death, Mary Lasker's cancer campaign took on a _______________ tone.
(a) Defeated.
(b) More dejected.
(c) More positive.
(d) More urgent and insistent.

13. Minot's research pertained mostly to ________________ anemia.
(a) Iron deficiency.
(b) Sickle cell.
(c) Pernicious.
(d) Vitamin deficiency.

14. Cancer returned to the media spotlight in every way, particularly through _______________.
(a) Television.
(b) Movies.
(c) Books.
(d) Magazines.

15. Farber celebrated the successes as well as the ________ anniversary of the Jimmy Fund.
(a) 10th.
(b) 30th.
(c) 21st.
(d) 20th.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Mukherjee believe it is fortunate that Farber had not asked any of the pediatricians about creating an anti-leukemic drug?

2. Farber knew that in order to launch a national attack on cancer he would have to form what?

3. What does Cole say about the results of many surgeries?

4. Who worked to keep cancer research out of trouble, and to do so he developed a consortium to keep doctors, scientists and health facilities from working at cross purposes?

5. Dissenting voices began to be heard. How many major arguments existed?

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