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. Robert would eventually die but he and many other patients had survived past the ______________ period. At the time, this was an eternity.
(a) Six month.
(b) Nine month.
(c) One year.
(d) Two year.

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.
(a) 1905.
(b) 1845.
(c) 1835.
(d) 1885.

3. Then this surgery was accelerated to what?
(a) Hyperradical surgery.
(b) Hyporadical sugery.
(c) Very radical surgery.
(d) Ultraradical surgery.

4. Doctors began to experiment with using __________ drug combinations to combat cancer cells.
(a) Six.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Eight.

5. Farber became fascinated with the links between bone marrow, vitamins and normal blood. Farber decided to use _____________ to treat children with leukemia.
(a) Chemotherapy.
(b) Vitamin D.
(c) Maple syrup.
(d) Folic acid.

6. In 1947, a pathologist named Sidney Farber waited impatiently in his laboratory for a parcel from _______________. Farber was a pediatric pathologist.
(a) Paris.
(b) New York.
(c) London.
(d) San Francisco.

7. What is counting?
(a) Distinguishing the dangers of a specific type of cancer.
(b) Measuring cancer.
(c) Counting cancer cells.
(d) Studying cancer cell growth.

8. A battle began between two schools of thought. What are these schools of thought?
(a) The concept of radical surgery and simple surgery.
(b) The concept of chemical remedies and homeopathic remedies.
(c) The concept of surgery and homeopathic remedies.
(d) The concept of surgery and non-surgery.

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

10. 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.
(a) 1943.
(b) 1953.
(c) 1963.
(d) 1973.

11. Every battle needs its iconic battleground, and one physical place epitomized the cancer wars of the late _________.
(a) 1960s.
(b) 1970s.
(c) 1980s.
(d) 1950s.

12. Mukherjee was one of ____________ cancer fellows at the hospital involved in an immersive training program. Mukherjee describes the immersive training program as being so intensive that nothing outside of the hospital exists for the trainees. Residents eat, sleep and breathe medicine.
(a) Twenty-seven.
(b) Fourteen.
(c) Seven.
(d) Ten.

13. What does Cole say about the results of many surgeries?
(a) They are successful.
(b) They have unusual results.
(c) They are traumatic.
(d) They have harmful, disfiguring results.

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

15. _________________ began to resurrect the concept of counting.
(a) Columbia Jerome Cairney.
(b) Harvard John Cairns.
(c) Brown Jerry Calloway.
(d) Yale James Call.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mukherjee begins to discuss the age of cancer, referring to the ancient discoveries of ___________ in 2625 B.C.

2. After much investigation Bennett discovered that the patient's blood had an extremely high level of what cells?

3. A final report from the panel agreed about what?

4. In 1937 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the ________________ Act.

5. Cancer returned to the media spotlight in every way, particularly through _______________.

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