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

2. During that time period, ________________ were often employed as assistants to chimney sweeps, often with fatal results.
(a) Old men.
(b) Women.
(c) Children.
(d) Young girls.

3. Why did Cummings decided to meet with Gustafson?
(a) Cummings had nothing else planned.
(b) Phyllis gave details that were not known to the general public.
(c) Gustafson insisted.
(d) The organization needed some positive energy.

4. 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.
(a) Conclusive.
(b) Inconclusive.
(c) Somewhat conclusive.
(d) Very conclusive.

5. ________________ such as Doll and Hill, argued that exogenous chemicals caused cancer, although they could not offer a mechanistic explanation for their theory or results.
(a) Dermologists.
(b) Dermatologists.
(c) Epidermologists.
(d) Epidemiologists.

6. The mouse embodied what?
(a) The knowledge of scientists at that time.
(b) The exact DNA of a human.
(c) The maturity of cancer genetics.
(d) All of the above.

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

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

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

10. The author discusses lab work, theories, experiments and the potential ____________ causes related to cancer.
(a) Major.
(b) Environmental.
(c) Minor.
(d) Genetic.

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

12. A "Risky prediction" is a term coined by who?
(a) Percival Pott.
(b) Siddhartha Mukherjee.
(c) Karl Popper.
(d) Sidney Farber.

13. 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.

14. Could it be determined why Jimmy had survived?
(a) Somewhat.
(b) Yes.
(c) No.
(d) Almost.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the person who is the answer to number 179?

2. The remaining people did what?

3. Mukherjee discusses how cell division is central to what?

4. The study of _________viruses is discussed.

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

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