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. In 1968, there were noteworthy successes where?
(a) In Bethesda and Memphis.
(b) In Knoxville and St. Louis.
(c) In Indianapolis and Chicago.
(d) In Toledo and Columbus.

2. What was this one physical place?
(a) The cancer ward.
(b) The surgery ward.
(c) The chemotherapy ward.
(d) The radiation ward.

3. Robert would eventually die but he and many other patients had survived past the ______________ period. At the time, this was an eternity.
(a) Two year.
(b) Six month.
(c) Nine month.
(d) One year.

4. Eventually, a panel was formed to investigate the possibility of creating what focused on battling cancer?
(a) A panel of scientists and doctors.
(b) A private organization.
(c) A government agency.
(d) A public hospital.

5. _________ surgery was accelerated to superradical surgery.
(a) Grand surgery.
(b) Major surgery.
(c) Simple surgery.
(d) Radical surgery.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Bennett the blood had spoiled. Bennett referred to this as a ___________ of blood.

2. By 1950 more than ___________ of the medicines that were in common use had not existed a decade earlier.

3. The first VAMP trial was launched in ___________. The results were abysmal. Refinements showed progress and even success. However, the cost was quite high for the young patients.

4. Cancer returned to the media spotlight in every way, particularly through _______________.

5. Due to the resistance of patient involvement, the clinical trials lasted for __________ years.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the New York Times letter to Richard Nixon. How could this tactic be useful today?

3. What is meant by counting? Why does this matter?

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

5. What were the problems with VAMP? How might these be corrected?

6. What did Moya Cole think of Halsted's theories? Why?

7. What symptoms led to Carla Reed learning she had leukemia?

8. Describe Min Chiu Li's work. Why did others believe further treatment was not necessary?

9. Who is Ben Orman? How is he significant to the study of cancer?

10. What is VAMP? What about this might have surprised Zubrod?

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