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

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. How old was Deborah Lacks when Rebecca Skloot first called her to talk about her mother?
(a) Almost 30.
(b) Almost 40.
(c) Almost 60.
(d) Almost 50.

2. What was Hector Henry's nickname that he introduced himself as to Rebecca Skloot in Part One: Life, Chapter 10?
(a) Cliff.
(b) Joe.
(c) Cootie.
(d) Tommy.

3. What was the nickname of Henrietta's cousin that tried to kill himself when he found out that Henrietta was marrying David?
(a) Jumpin' Joe.
(b) Cootie.
(c) Wild Willy.
(d) Crazy Joe.

4. On what date did the gynecologist from Johns Hopkins Hospital call and inform Henrietta Lacks that she had a malignant tumor?
(a) October 4, 1951.
(b) April 10, 1941.
(c) August 1, 1950.
(d) February 5, 1951.

5. On what date did Henrietta Lacks first go to Johns Hopkins to have the knot in her womb examined?
(a) October 4, 1951.
(b) February 5, 1951.
(c) January 29, 1951.
(d) April 10, 1941.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Alexis Carrel awarded the Nobel Prize for his blood-vessel-suturing technique?

2. What illness did Hector Henry suffer from during his childhood?

3. How old was Henrietta when she gave birth to her first child?

4. Who was David and Henrietta's cousin that convinced David to look for work in the steel industry in Baltimore in 1941?

5. Who was the gynecologist that examined Henrietta Lacks when she first went to Johns Hopkins Hospital to have the knot in her womb seen?

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