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

Rebecca Skloot
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part Two: Death – Chapters 12 - 16.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who were the business partners that owned Microbiological Associates in the 1950s?
(a) Samuel Reader and Monroe Vincent.
(b) Charles Bynum and William Scherer.
(c) Harry Eagle and Fred Garret.
(d) Dr. Richard Wesley TeLinde and George Gey.

2. How old was Henrietta when she gave birth to her first child?
(a) 14.
(b) 17.
(c) 13.
(d) 16.

3. The author says in Part Two: Death, Chapter 13 that George Gey took HeLa cells with him to the Far East in 1953 in order to study what disease?
(a) Tuberculosis.
(b) Hemorrhagic fever.
(c) Syphilis.
(d) Gonorrhea.

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

5. What was the first publication to name the woman behind the HeLa cells in 1953?
(a) Time magazine.
(b) The Chicago Tribune.
(c) Science magazine.
(d) The Minneapolis Star.

Short Answer Questions

1. What image did Mary Kubicek describe to the author as having instilled in her the realization that Henrietta Lacks was "a real person" in Part Two: Death, Chapter 12?

2. What was the central reason that the HeLa factory was developed?

3. The first time that live human cells were ever shipped via the U.S. Postal Service was when George Gey mailed HeLa cells to whom?

4. What disease nearly killed Henrietta's youngest son Joe not long after her death?

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

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