The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part Three: Immortality – Chapters 33 - 38.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is described in Part Two: Death, Chapter 13 as "an essential part of science"?
(a) Delusion.
(b) Replication.
(c) Incongruity.
(d) Division.

2. When did the Tuskegee syphilis study begin, as described by the author in Part One: Life, Chapter 6?
(a) The 1940s.
(b) The 1880s.
(c) The 1930s.
(d) The 1920s.

3. What was the population of Clover, Virginia, in 1998?
(a) 198.
(b) 269.
(c) 307.
(d) 79.

4. What researcher at the NIH used HeLa cells to develop the first standardized culture medium that could be made by the gallon and shipped ready to use?
(a) Roland Pattillo.
(b) Charles Bynum.
(c) Roland Pattillo.
(d) Harry Eagle.

5. What sentence was Joe Lacks given for the second-degree murder of Eldridge Lee Ivy?
(a) 5 years in prison.
(b) 15 years in prison.
(c) 10 years in prison.
(d) 30 years in prison.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Henrietta live with her grandfather growing up after her mother died?

2. How old was Henrietta Lacks when she became pregnant with her fifth child?

3. What was the birth name of Henrietta Lacks's fifth child?

4. When was the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act passed in the United States?

5. What realization did Deborah make when speaking with the researcher at Johns Hopkins in Part Three: Immortality, Chapter 32?

(see the answer key)

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