The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

Siddhartha Mukherjee
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Freireich was obsessed with continuing clinical trials. The combinations of drugs provided ______________ number of combinations.
(a) A limited.
(b) A small.
(c) An infinite.
(d) A great.

2. The parcel Farber was expecting contained aminopterin, a __________ crystalline chemical that Farber hoped could be used in deterring the growth of childhood leukemia.
(a) Green.
(b) Yellow.
(c) Red.
(d) Blue.

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

4. Minot's research pertained mostly to ________________ anemia.
(a) Iron deficiency.
(b) Vitamin deficiency.
(c) Sickle cell.
(d) Pernicious.

5. Due to the resistance of patient involvement, the clinical trials lasted for __________ years.
(a) Fifteen.
(b) Five.
(c) Twenty.
(d) Ten.

Short Answer Questions

1. Orman had cancer where?

2. Orman was diagnosed with what?

3. One patient commented that she was tired of the ________________.

4. _________ surgery was accelerated to superradical surgery.

5. __________ trial and error continued.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did breast cancer clinical trials last ten years? How could these trials have been run better?

2. How is the 21st anniversary of the Jimmy Fund significant?

3. How is cancer a total disease? How is this important?

4. How was this letter to Richard Nixon significant at the time?

5. Describe Bennett's patient. How was John Bennett's diagnosis logical?

6. What did FDR do to fight cancer? What caused support of cancer research to wane? Why?

7. What is meant by the "smiling oncologist?"

8. What important drugs came out in the 1940s and 1950s? How are these important to us today?

9. Why was John Bennett wrong?

10. How did Virchow stumble upon cancer?

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