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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many years in prison did Zakariyya serve of his sentence before he was released for his second-degree murder conviction?
(a) 7 years.
(b) 12 years.
(c) 9 years.
(d) 2 years.

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) 1955.
(c) 1966.
(d) 1958.

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

4. Parents in what two states sued in 2009 to stop the nationwide practice of storing and conducting research on fetal blood samples?
(a) California and Washington.
(b) Oregon and New Jersey.
(c) Kansas and Missouri.
(d) Minnesota and Texas.

5. What type of cancer had John Moore developed at the age of thirty-one?
(a) Basal Cell Carcinoma.
(b) Acute Myeloid Leukemia.
(c) Burkitt Lymphoma.
(d) Hairy-cell leukemia.

6. When was the Human Genome Project begun?
(a) 1967.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1985.
(d) 1996.

7. When was Micheal Rogers's article about the Lacks family published?
(a) September 29, 1980.
(b) September 29, 1977.
(c) March 25, 1976.
(d) June 30, 1974.

8. How old was Deborah Lacks when the researchers from Johns Hopkins came to draw blood for DNA analysis of Henrietta's husband and children?
(a) 19.
(b) 30.
(c) 26.
(d) 24.

9. Where did Rebecca and Deborah go after leaving Crownsville to look for more medical records on Elsie in Part Three: Immortality, Chapter 33?
(a) Baltimore.
(b) Brooklyn.
(c) Annapolis.
(d) Cleveland.

10. On what date did the law go into effect that required IRB approval and informed consent for all federally funded research?
(a) September 29, 1970.
(b) June 30, 1974.
(c) October 4, 1977.
(d) September 15, 1972.

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

12. Who was the president of the National Foundation for Cancer Research in 2001?
(a) Franklin Salisbury, Jr.
(b) William Scherer.
(c) Walter Nelson-Rees.
(d) Dr. Richard Wesley TeLinde.

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the director of the Diagnostic Molecular Pathology Lab oratory at the University of California, Los Angeles, cited by the author in the Afterword?

2. Where did Roland Pattillo grow up?

3. When was the Human Genome Project declared complete?

4. When did Deborah Lacks officially divorce Reverend Pullum?

5. Who was the renowned geneticist that founded the world's first human genetics department at Johns Hopkins?

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