The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Rebecca Skloot
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part Three: Immortality – Chapters 28 - 32.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On what date did Roland Pattillo organize the first annual HeLa Cancer Control Symposium?
(a) September 15, 1999.
(b) March 25, 1992.
(c) September 29, 1970.
(d) October 11, 1996.

2. What comparison did the researcher at Johns Hopkins make for a person's cells and their rights to a portion of the profits for those cells in Part Three: Immortality, Chapter 32?
(a) He compared cells to food.
(b) He compared cells to water.
(c) He compared cells to sand.
(d) He compared cells to oil.

3. Who was the president of the Henrietta Lacks Health History Museum Foundation, Inc., that was established in Turner Station?
(a) Michael Rogers.
(b) Joseph Lacks.
(c) Roland Pattillo.
(d) Courtney Speed.

4. How much blood did Henrietta's cousin Emmett and his friends donate when they heard Henrietta was in need of transfusions at the hospital?
(a) 10 pints.
(b) 8 pints.
(c) 5 pints.
(d) 2 pints.

5. On what date did Rebecca Skloot meet Deborah in order to see Henrietta Lacks's cells?
(a) October 11, 1996.
(b) June 30, 2002.
(c) July 9, 2000.
(d) May 11, 2001.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many points compose the code of ethics known as the Nuremberg Code?

2. On what date did Joe Lacks murder Eldridge Lee Ivy?

3. When did the Tuskegee syphilis study begin, as described by the author in Part One: Life, Chapter 6?

4. Who was the young Johns Hopkins researcher that sent a gift to Deborah Lacks by way of Rebecca Skloot when Rebecca met Deborah for the first time?

5. In what year did the term "informed consent" first appear in court documents regarding the case of patient Martin Salgo?

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