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. What U.S. President created the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis?
(a) Franklin D. Roosevelt.
(b) Theodore Roosevelt.
(c) Richard Nixon.
(d) Grover Cleveland.

2. Where did Henrietta live with her grandfather growing up after her mother died?
(a) Atlanta, Georgia.
(b) Baltimore, Maryland.
(c) Cleveland, Mississippi.
(d) Clover, Virginia.

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?
(a) Dr. Richard Wesley TeLinde.
(b) Dr. Howard Jones.
(c) Michael Rogers.
(d) William Scherer.

4. When was Henrietta Lacks born?
(a) October 4, 1925.
(b) August 1, 1920.
(c) April 10, 1941.
(d) January 17, 1919.

5. Cervical carcinomas are divided into two types. What are these types?
(a) Internal and external.
(b) Invasive and noninvasive.
(c) Radiant and specialized.
(d) Sedentary and biological.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date did Henrietta Lacks die?

2. How old did Roland Pattillo say that Henrietta Lacks's husband was now, when Rebecca Skloot first contacted him to discuss Henrietta?

3. How old was Henrietta Lacks's epileptic daughter when she died?

4. 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?

5. How many chromosomes are contained in a human cell?

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