The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer Test | Final 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. The real Jimmy is alive and well, living in __________ with three children.
(a) Maryland.
(b) Montana.
(c) Massachusetts.
(d) Maine.

2. In _________, Percival Pott began to notice a shocking increase in the number of patients that suffered from scrotal cancer.
(a) 1665.
(b) 1775.
(c) 1885.
(d) 1995.

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

4. The author says his heart was in what?
(a) Veterinary medicine.
(b) Pediatrics.
(c) Laboratory work.
(d) Clinical work.

5. It was determined that a DNA copy of virus' genes could do what?
(a) Attach themselves to a cell's genes.
(b) Destroy a cell's genes.
(c) Replace a cell's genes.
(d) Trick scientists into believing it was a healthy cell.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Spring 2005, Mukherjee had to make a decision. What was this decision?

2. Einar produced the __________ uniform he had been given and had worn to every treatment.

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

4. When was this cancer discovered?

5. The choice between the two paths is ______________.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Carla say she survived? Is this valid? Why or why not?

2. Why did the author end the book with Germaine's story? Is this a good ending? Why or why not?

3. How did the discovery of scrotal cancer help children?

4. Why did doctors dismiss the cancer found in chimney sweeps? How did cancer continue to be dismissed by others throughout time?

5. Who was Oscar Auerbach? What role did he play in connecting lung cancer to tobacco? Was he a good choice? Why or why not?

6. Who was Einar Gustafson? How is this significant?

7. What are two reasons why studies into the connection between lung cancer and tobacco were inconclusive?

8. What is the Red Queen Syndrome?

9. What was STAMP? How did this bring hope to those who suffered from cancer?

10. Who were epidemiologists?

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