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. Who came with Deborah to Johns Hopkins to see Henrietta Lacks's cells?
(a) Zakariyya.
(b) Cliff.
(c) Sadie.
(d) Cootie.

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

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

4. Who was the curator at the Smithsonian Museum of American History that invited the Lacks family to an event at the museum?
(a) Michael Rogers.
(b) Walter Nelson-Rees.
(c) Terry Sharrer.
(d) Roland Pattillo.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date did Rebecca Skloot meet Deborah in order to see Henrietta Lacks's cells?

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

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

4. Who was the director of "Negro Activities" for the Tuskegee Institute when the HeLa Distribution Center was developed?

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

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