The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Test | Final 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. Einar produced the __________ uniform he had been given and had worn to every treatment.
(a) Braves.
(b) Knicks.
(c) Mets.
(d) Pacers.

2. To whom does the author say victories in cancer research belong?
(a) The patients.
(b) The researchers of the 19th century.
(c) The researchers of the fifties and sixties.
(d) The researchers of today.

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

4. For whom is the Pap smear named?
(a) Papua.
(b) Papalous.
(c) Papanoumous.
(d) Papanicolaou.

5. How does Mukherjee end the book?
(a) With Farber's cancer story.
(b) With a tale of Gemaine.
(c) With the tale of Atossa.
(d) With Carla's story.

6. The choice between the two paths is ______________.
(a) Unusual.
(b) Financial.
(c) Instinctual.
(d) Stressful.

7. The gene, the SRC gene, is also known as the sarc, short for what?
(a) Sarcoma.
(b) Sarcoidosis.
(c) Sarcophagus.
(d) Sarcomere.

8. In Spring 2005, Mukherjee had to make a decision. What was this decision?
(a) To work as a pediatrician or a clinician.
(b) To work as a clinician or a laboratory scientist.
(c) To work with children or animals.
(d) To continue working in cancer research or become a surgeon.

9. By 1953, the average annual consumption of cigarettes had reached ________________ per person.
(a) Thirty-five hundred.
(b) Thirty-five.
(c) Three hundred.
(d) Five hundred.

10. The conference determined that lung cancer could be caused by what?
(a) Practically anything.
(b) Pollution.
(c) Smoke.
(d) Pneumonia.

11. People began to talk about _________________ and did not want to wait for the trials to be completed or for the FDA to approve the new treatment.
(a) MOPP.
(b) Gleevec.
(c) PARP inhibitors.
(d) Herceptin.

12. It was ________ years later when Einar Gustafson returned to Children's Hospital to a full fanfare.
(a) 50.
(b) 20.
(c) 30.
(d) 40.

13. The author says his heart was in what?
(a) Laboratory work.
(b) Veterinary medicine.
(c) Clinical work.
(d) Pediatrics.

14. Most chemotherapy drugs by the 1980s targeted what?
(a) Red blood cells.
(b) Cell growth.
(c) Pre-cancerous cells.
(d) The patient's immune system.

15. The remaining people did what?
(a) Ran clinical trials.
(b) Went to work in the lab.
(c) Focus on the day to day care of patients.
(d) Study the rate of survival from cancer.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1961 the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Association and the __________________________ wrote a letter to President John F. Kennedy, asking for help in fighting cancer.

2. The study of _________viruses is discussed.

3. As of 2009, patients diagnosed with CML lived an average of _______ years.

4. The trend was targeted toward whom?

5. The battle to attack pre-cancer versus full blown cancer raged on. One of the most significant discoveries was made by George ____________________, a student who was assigned to studying the menses of guinea pigs.

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