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 choice between the two paths is ______________.
(a) Unusual.
(b) Instinctual.
(c) Financial.
(d) Stressful.

2. Mukherjee discusses a new drug for the treatment of Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML). _________________ seemed to be the right drug to conquer CML.
(a) Gleevec.
(b) PARP inhibitors.
(c) Herceptin.
(d) MOPP.

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

4. How does Mukherjee end the book?
(a) With Farber's cancer story.
(b) With the tale of Atossa.
(c) With a tale of Gemaine.
(d) With Carla's story.

5. The author discusses the importance of whose "OncoMouse?"
(a) Leder's.
(b) Farber's.
(c) Watson's.
(d) Popper's.

Short Answer Questions

1. In 1976, a company named _____________ (Genetic Engineering Technology) was formed in San Francisco.

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

3. 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.

4. The author discusses lab work, theories, experiments and the potential ____________ causes related to cancer.

5. For whom is the Pap smear named?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the Red Queen Syndrome?

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

4. What is the oncogene theory?

5. What is the role of a clinician? What type of people are suited for this work?

6. What is Genentech? How is this company important?

7. How did the tide begin to turn regarding Americans' view smoking?

8. Mukherjee discusses the successes of others in this story. Why does he credit the survival of patients to the work of those in the 1950s and 1960s?

9. Who was George Papanicolaou? How was his work important?

10. What are the similarities between AIDS and cancer? Is this important? Why or why not?

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