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

Rebecca Skloot
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part Three: Immortality – Chapters 28 - 32.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what year did the term "informed consent" first appear in court documents regarding the case of patient Martin Salgo?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1957.
(c) 1980.
(d) 1945.

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

3. In what year did the U.S. Supreme Court rule on the case of Ananda Mohan Chakrabarty?
(a) 1980.
(b) 1962.
(c) 1977.
(d) 1989.

4. What realization did Deborah make when speaking with the researcher at Johns Hopkins in Part Three: Immortality, Chapter 32?
(a) She realized that all HeLa cells were cancerous.
(b) She realized that Rebecca Skloot was writing a book.
(c) She realized that her mother did not die.
(d) She realized that her mother's cells were not malignant.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who told Michael Rogers that Henrietta Lacks was actually the name of the patient whose cells became known as HeLa cells?

2. What researcher at the NIH used HeLa cells to develop the first standardized culture medium that could be made by the gallon and shipped ready to use?

3. How many years in prison did Zakariyya serve of his sentence before he was released for his second-degree murder conviction?

4. Where was researcher Chester Southam the chief virologist in 1954 when he began injecting cancer patients with HeLa cells?

5. Who was the BBC producer that began making a documentary about the Lacks family in the 1990s?

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