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

Rebecca Skloot
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part One: Life - Chapters 6 - 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who was David and Henrietta's cousin that convinced David to look for work in the steel industry in Baltimore in 1941?
(a) Joseph Lacks.
(b) Johnny Pleasant.
(c) Fred Garret.
(d) Tommy Lacks.

2. Who wrote the 1976 Rolling Stone article about the Lackses?
(a) Roland Pattillo.
(b) Michael Rogers.
(c) Fred Garret.
(d) Dr. Richard Wesley TeLinde.

3. Where was Henrietta Lacks born?
(a) Brooklyn, New York.
(b) Roanoke, Virginia.
(c) Plainfield, New Jersey.
(d) Washington, D.C.

4. How old was Henrietta Lacks's epileptic daughter when she died?
(a) 15.
(b) 19.
(c) 32.
(d) 12.

5. Who was the preacher that led Rebecca Skloot to Speed's Grocery in Part One: Life, Chapter 9?
(a) Reverend Wilson.
(b) Reverend Thompson.
(c) Reverend Jackson.
(d) Reverend Elmer.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much blood did Henrietta's cousin Emmett and his friends donate when they heard Henrietta was in need of transfusions at the hospital?

2. What nickname did Dr. Richard Wesley TeLinde have at John's Hopkins in the 1950s?

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

4. On what date did Henrietta Lacks first go to Johns Hopkins to have the knot in her womb examined?

5. When did George Papanicolaou publish a paper describing what is now known as the "Pap smear"?

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