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

2. Who is Ben Orman?
(a) An athlete who found a lump in his neck.
(b) An artist who found a lump in his arm.
(c) A doctor who found a lump in his leg.
(d) A student who found a lump in his side.

3. According to Bennett the blood had spoiled. Bennett referred to this as a ___________ of blood.
(a) Suppurative.
(b) Superarray.
(c) Supperannuation.
(d) Suppuration.

4. This place was 'our __________________,' a chemotherapist recalls.
(a) Treasure trove.
(b) Hidden treasure.
(c) Hideout.
(d) Trench and bunker.

5. In 1937 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the ________________ Act.
(a) American Cancer Institute.
(b) National Cancer Center.
(c) American Cancer Society.
(d) National Cancer Institute.

6. 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) 1835.
(c) 1845.
(d) 1885.

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

8. The only way to test these different beliefs about Halstedian theory was to do what?
(a) Study it in animals.
(b) Study previous research.
(c) Run several controlled clinical trials.
(d) Run a controlled clinical trial.

9. In 1973, Sidney Farber died from what?
(a) Pneumonia.
(b) Colon cancer.
(c) Scarlet Fever.
(d) Cardiac arrest.

10. Although Farber was the chief pathologist at Children's Hospital, how had he become tired of his work?
(a) He worked with the dead and was tired of the medical field.
(b) He worked with only older children and wanted to spend more time studying cancer in younger children.
(c) He was tired of working with young children.
(d) He worked with the dead and never treated a live patient.

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

12. 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) 1953.
(b) 1973.
(c) 1943.
(d) 1963.

13. Moya Cole takes another look at whose theories on radical surgery?
(a) Halsted's.
(b) Howard's.
(c) Mukherjee's.
(d) Farber's.

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

15. Farber was determined to make people understand what?
(a) The ways to prevent cancer.
(b) The weakness of cancer.
(c) The fear that cancer causes.
(d) The nature and devastating effects of cancer.

Short Answer Questions

1. __________ trial and error continued.

2. The researchers met with Howard Skipper, a "_______________" who had been injecting rodents with leukemic cells.

3. Several months later Rudolf Virchow, a German researcher, published a case study strikingly similar to Bennett's case. How does Virchow argue with Bennett's theory?

4. By 1950 more than ___________ of the medicines that were in common use had not existed a decade earlier.

5. Every battle needs its iconic battleground, and one physical place epitomized the cancer wars of the late _________.

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