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

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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. What is MOPP?
(a) A radical surgery done for those with cancer.
(b) A combination chemotherapy regimen.
(c) A simple surgery done for those with cancer.
(d) A tool used to clean the floor.

2. 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.
(a) 1961.
(b) 1971.
(c) 1981.
(d) 1941.

3. Cole believed that these theories may have been right when?
(a) In some cases.
(b) In most cases.
(c) Never.
(d) In all cases.

4. Orman had cancer where?
(a) In his tibia.
(b) In his lymph nodes.
(c) In his bicep.
(d) In his spleen.

5. After much investigation Bennett discovered that the patient's blood had an extremely high level of what cells?
(a) Red blood cells.
(b) Oxyphil cells.
(c) White blood cells.
(d) Epithelial cells.

Short Answer Questions

1. This place was 'our __________________,' a chemotherapist recalls.

2. One tenet is that all bodies are made up of cells. A second tenet is that cells arise only from what?

3. Farber was determined to make people understand what?

4. _________________ began to resurrect the concept of counting.

5. Mary Woodward Lasker and her husband Albert Lasker began to do what?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Farber's society. How was it successful?

3. Why was Farber fortunate to have lived in the right time, and also died at the right time?

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

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

6. What were the two major arguments regarding current cancer treatments? Why?

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

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

9. What was the significance of using MOPP in the treatment of breast cancer?

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

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