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

Rebecca Skloot
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part Three: Immortality – Chapters 33 - 38.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old did Roland Pattillo say that Henrietta Lacks's husband was now, when Rebecca Skloot first contacted him to discuss Henrietta?
(a) 92.
(b) 77.
(c) 95.
(d) 84.

2. When was the Washington Post article dated that was titled "Overcrowded Hospital 'Loses' Curable Patients" and given to Rebecca to read at Crownville Hospital Center?
(a) 1962.
(b) 1966.
(c) 1958.
(d) 1955.

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

4. When did the Tuskegee syphilis study begin, as described by the author in Part One: Life, Chapter 6?
(a) The 1930s.
(b) The 1920s.
(c) The 1940s.
(d) The 1880s.

5. Where was Bobbette employed when she learned about Henrietta's connection to HeLa cells from Gardenia's brother-in-law?
(a) Costco.
(b) Johns Hopkins Hospital.
(c) Yale School of Medicine.
(d) Baltimore City Hospital.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the cost for a vial of HeLa cells from the American Type Culture Collection at the time that The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks went to press?

3. Who was the director of medicine at the Jewish Chronic Disease Hospital in Brooklyn in 1963?

4. What was the name of the BBC documentary that Courtney Speed borrowed from the library to show to Rebecca Skloot when she visited Turner Station?

5. Which of Henrietta Lacks's children did not attend her funeral or know she'd died, according to the author in Part Two: Death, Chapter 12?

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