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

2. When did George Papanicolaou publish a paper describing what is now known as the "Pap smear"?
(a) 1941.
(b) 1929.
(c) 1962.
(d) 1956.

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

4. What was the name of Henrietta Lacks's father?
(a) David Lacks.
(b) Tommy Lacks.
(c) Johnny Pleasant.
(d) William Lacks.

5. 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) Fred Garret.
(c) Johnny Pleasant.
(d) Tommy Lacks.

Short Answer Questions

1. Cervical carcinomas are divided into two types. What are these types?

2. What was the nickname of Henrietta's cousin that tried to kill himself when he found out that Henrietta was marrying David?

3. Where was Roland Pattillo working as a professor of gynecology when Rebecca Skloot first contacted him regarding Henrietta Lacks?

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

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

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