The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Test | Final Test - Easy

Rebecca Skloot
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old was Dr. Howard Jones in 2009 when The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks went to press?
(a) 89.
(b) 99.
(c) 102.
(d) 85.

2. When was the Declaration of Helsinki originally adopted?
(a) 1988.
(b) 1964.
(c) 1967.
(d) 1959.

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

4. What did the researcher at Johns Hopkins give to Deborah as she departed in the end of Part Three: Immortality, Chapter 32?
(a) A book about HeLa cells.
(b) His cell phone number.
(c) A vial of HeLa cells.
(d) An autographed picture.

5. Why did Paul Lurz say that the earlier records from Crownville Hospital Center had been destroyed?
(a) Due to a building fire.
(b) Due to asbestos contamination.
(c) Due to corruption.
(d) Due to flooding.

6. When Deborah took Rebecca Skloot to meet her brother Zakariyya, she reminded her that she should never make the mistake of calling him by what name?
(a) Joe.
(b) William.
(c) Jeremy.
(d) Jack.

7. What had Deborah's son been arrested for when she called Rebecca Skloot sobbing at the end of Part Three: Immortality, Chapter 31?
(a) Arson.
(b) Murder.
(c) Rape.
(d) Robbery.

8. In what year did Deborah Lacks marry James Pullum?
(a) 1977.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1988.
(d) 1981.

9. In what year did John Moore die?
(a) 2001.
(b) 2009.
(c) 1999.
(d) 2005.

10. When was the Human Genome Project declared complete?
(a) 2009.
(b) 2000.
(c) 2012.
(d) 2003.

11. During what decade did most U.S. states begin mandating the screening of all newborn babies for genetic diseases?
(a) The 1980s.
(b) The 1970s.
(c) The 1990s.
(d) The 1960s.

12. The researcher at Johns Hopkins that showed Deborah her mother's cells explained to her that Henrietta's cancer developed due to what virus?
(a) Human papillomavirus.
(b) Abaca mosiac virus.
(c) Abelson murine leukemia virus.
(d) Campoletis aprilis ichnovirus.

13. Who was the founder of the biomedical ethics center at the University of Iowa?
(a) Robert Weir.
(b) Christoph Lengauer.
(c) Baruch Blumberg.
(d) Judith Greenburg.

14. As of the book's publication in 2009, over how many scientific articles had been published about research done on HeLa?
(a) Over 60,000.
(b) Over 100,000.
(c) Over 80,000.
(d) Over 70,000.

15. What organization created the Belmont Report?
(a) The Nelson-Rees Publishing Company.
(b) The National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research.
(c) The World Health Organization.
(d) The National Foundation for Cancer Research.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date did Rebecca Skloot finally meet face-to-face with Deborah Lacks for the first time?

2. What does "HIPAA" represent?

3. Who is the director of the Institute for Science, Law and Technology at the Illinois Institute of Technology that is cited in the Afterword?

4. In what year did members of the Native American Havasupai Tribe sue Arizona State University for using tissue samples from the tribe to study schizophrenia and inbreeding?

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

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