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. ________-oncogenes and tumor suppressors act the as the molecular pivot points of all cells.
(a) Photo.
(b) Proto.
(c) Anti.
(d) Retro.

2. How was this letter first seen?
(a) As a wonderful find.
(b) As a surprise.
(c) As a nuisance.
(d) As a hoax.

3. _____________. of the seven people in Mukherjee's group continued at the clinic.
(a) Four.
(b) Six.
(c) Three.
(d) Five.

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

5. This time a significant link was found. Lobbies began to appear to do what?
(a) Ban smoking in public places.
(b) Destroy the cigarette companies.
(c) Ban cigarette sales altogether.
(d) Put filters on cigarettes and to ban TV ads for the product.

6. In 1963, three men visited Oscar Auerbach. Why?
(a) He was a very wealthy entrepreneur who could financially back cancer studies.
(b) 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.
(c) He was the head of oncology at Johns Hopkins.
(d) He was the CEO of a major cigarette company.

7. The trend also raised questions regarding what?
(a) The secret lives of chimney sweeps.
(b) The activities of these wealthy men.
(c) The amount of soot that the chimney sweeps carried home with them under the surface of their skin.
(d) The hazardous work done by the poor.

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

9. After the introduction of the Pap smear came the clinical trials for what?
(a) Eye exams.
(b) Mammograms.
(c) Testicular exams.
(d) HIV tests.

10. The ____________ theory developed by Varmus and Bishop provided the first comprehensive theory of carcinogenesis.
(a) Sarcogene.
(b) Oncogene.
(c) Cancergene.
(d) Carcinogene.

11. What question arose from the study of these two genes?
(a) Why do people still get cancer?
(b) What are other causes of 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?

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

13. In the 1960s, Bruce Ames at Berkeley stumbled upon a test for what?
(a) Genetic carcinogens.
(b) Early detection of carcinogens.
(c) Chemical carcinogens.
(d) Hereditary carcinogens.

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

15. Susan Sontag is diagnosed with cancer. She begins to notices parallels between cancer and what other disease?
(a) AIDS.
(b) Tuberculosis.
(c) Pneumonia.
(d) Heart disease.

Short Answer Questions

1. Mukherjee goes on to discuss the parallels between various types of cancers despite what?

2. The real Jimmy is alive and well, living in __________ with three children.

3. The author discusses the importance of whose "OncoMouse?"

4. The author discusses lab work, theories, experiments and the potential ____________ causes related to cancer.

5. Genes could be shuffled from one _______________ to another.

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