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. The real Jimmy is alive and well, living in __________ with three children.
(a) Montana.
(b) Maine.
(c) Maryland.
(d) Massachusetts.

2. In 1963, three men visited Oscar Auerbach. Why?
(a) He was the CEO of a major cigarette company.
(b) He was a very wealthy entrepreneur who could financially back cancer studies.
(c) He was the head of oncology at Johns Hopkins.
(d) He was one of the foremost pathologists and a top choice when choosing a scientist that may be able to find the cause of lung cancer.

3. In 1942, UK statisticians approached the Ministry of Health with the shocking news that cancer morbidity had risen ______ fold in the past 20 years.
(a) 15.
(b) 10.
(c) 5.
(d) 20.

4. Some scientists began to wonder what about cancer?
(a) If only certain types of people could get it.
(b) If there was a carrier.
(c) If it was hereditary.
(d) If it was communicable.

5. On the last day of their time as a solid unit, the group began to do what?
(a) Make plans for the next time they were together.
(b) Memorialize the patients who had not survived their battle with cancer.
(c) Organize a way of contacting each other in case of an emergency.
(d) Clean out their lockers.

6. Mukherjee discusses the links between what?
(a) Various types of chemotherapy drugs.
(b) Various types of genes.
(c) Various types of cancer.
(d) Various types of leukemia.

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

8. Who is the person who is the answer to number 179?
(a) A woman who had surgery to remove cancer.
(b) A woman who survived leukemia.
(c) A man who had studied cancer and then got it himself.
(d) A woman diagnosed with cancer, one who fought every one of cancer's moves until cancer finally won.

9. Have much Mukherjee's inclinations changed much since the first day of his internship?
(a) Very little.
(b) Not at all.
(c) Completely.
(d) A great deal.

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

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

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

13. 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) PARP inhibitors.
(b) Gleevec.
(c) Herceptin.
(d) MOPP.

14. What question arose from the study of these two genes?
(a) What are other causes of cancer?
(b) Why do people still get cancer?
(c) If two of these types of genes were not sufficient to create cancer, how many would it take?
(d) What other types of genes can cause cancer?

15. Did those two oncogenes perform as expected?
(a) Almost.
(b) No.
(c) Yes.
(d) Somewhat.

Short Answer Questions

1. Scientists begin to analyze genes that were altered in mutant viruses and attempted to isolate what?

2. In London, the socialized health program required that all doctors be registered with the government. Deaths were noted, as were their causes. Smokers were also noted in reports. Describe the results of the studies conducted from those reports.

3. When was this cancer discovered?

4. Phyllis Clauson said she felt that the world needed to know what?

5. The discovery of scrotal cancer helped to promote what?

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