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. On what date did Rebecca Skloot meet Deborah in order to see Henrietta Lacks's cells?
(a) May 11, 2001.
(b) July 9, 2000.
(c) October 11, 1996.
(d) June 30, 2002.

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

3. 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?
(a) 2005.
(b) 2002.
(c) 1999.
(d) 2007.

4. Who was the young Johns Hopkins researcher that sent a gift to Deborah Lacks by way of Rebecca Skloot when Rebecca met Deborah for the first time?
(a) Christoph Lengauer.
(b) George Gey.
(c) Dr. Howard Jones.
(d) Terry Sharrer.

5. Who is the provost for research at Harvard University that argues in the Afterword that giving patients control over their tissues is shortsighted?
(a) Baruch Blumberg.
(b) David Korn.
(c) Judith Greenburg.
(d) Christoph Lengauer.

6. 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?
(a) $325.
(b) $256.
(c) $455.
(d) $19.

7. Who was the cancer researcher at UCLA that removed John Moore's spleen?
(a) Henry Beecher.
(b) Emanuel Mandel.
(c) David Golde.
(d) Victor McKusick.

8. What gift did Deborah give to Zakariyya when she took Rebecca to meet him in Part Three: Immortality, Chapter 30?
(a) A Bible.
(b) A check for $1,000.
(c) A plaque with their mother's name on it.
(d) The rendering of a HeLa cell.

9. On what date does Rebecca Skloot describe driving to clover in Part Three: Immortality, Chapter 38?
(a) March 25, 2008.
(b) July 9, 2010.
(c) January 18, 2009.
(d) October 11, 1996.

10. What is the name of Deborah Lacks's daughter?
(a) Margaret.
(b) Sadie.
(c) Ethel.
(d) Tonya.

11. What were the names of Deborah's grandsons who came along when Deborah took Rebecca Skloot to meet Zakariyya?
(a) Alfred and Davon.
(b) Joe and Jimmy.
(c) Gerald and Paul.
(d) Fred and Clarence.

12. 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) An autographed picture.
(c) His cell phone number.
(d) A vial of HeLa cells.

13. The author states in the book that by the time Keenan Kester Cofield contacted the Lacks family, he was already banned from filing lawsuits in how many countries?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 4.
(d) 2.

14. What color were the HeLa cells tinted that Deborah observed at Johns Hopkins in Part Three: Immortality, Chapter 32?
(a) Red.
(b) Green.
(c) Blue.
(d) White.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why did Paul Lurz say that the earlier records from Crownville Hospital Center had been destroyed?

3. When was the Belmont Report issued?

4. What publication did Michael Rogers write for when he came to interview the Lackses?

5. At what pharmaceutical company was Christoph Lengauer the Global Head of Oncology at in 2009?

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