The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Quiz | Two 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 23 - 27.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When did Alexis Carrel grow an "immortal chicken heart"?
(a) August 1, 1920.
(b) January 17, 1912.
(c) April 10, 1926.
(d) January 29, 1951.

2. Who was the gynecologist that examined Henrietta Lacks when she first went to Johns Hopkins Hospital to have the knot in her womb seen?
(a) Dr. Roland Pattillo.
(b) Dr. Howard Jones.
(c) Dr. Richard Wesley TeLinde.
(d) Dr. William Scherer.

3. When did Joe Lacks turn himself into the police for the murder of Eldridge Lee Ivy?
(a) October 4, 1969.
(b) August 20, 1972.
(c) February 5, 1951.
(d) September 29, 1970.

4. When was Henrietta Lacks born?
(a) August 1, 1920.
(b) January 17, 1919.
(c) April 10, 1941.
(d) October 4, 1925.

5. On what date did Henrietta marry David Lacks?
(a) February 5, 1951.
(b) January 29, 1945.
(c) October 4, 1951.
(d) April 10, 1941.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were Henrietta's cousins that she first told about the knot she felt in her womb, prior to her visit to the hospital?

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

3. What term refers to the belief and practice which aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population through selective reproduction?

4. How many people does Rebecca Skloot estimate that Chester Southam injected with living cancer cells during his career?

5. What was the name of Deborah Lacks's first child?

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