The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women Test | Final Test - Easy

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Catherine Wolfe Donohue described the panic among the Radium Dial workers after news broke of the New Jersey settlements, saying that "There were meetings at the plant that bordered on" (233) what?
(a) Bedlam.
(b) Therapy sessions.
(c) Quilting bees.
(d) Riots.

2. What period of time passed between the time Grace Fryer read about the United States Radium Corporation's first paid settlements and the filing of her own lawsuit against the United States Radium Corporation?
(a) Two days.
(b) One year.
(c) One month.
(d) Five years.

3. What was Catherine Wolfe Donohue told when she asked the Radium Dial Company for the results of the medical tests they had recently performed on her?
(a) The results would be published in the newspaper very soon.
(b) She could see the results, but could not have a copy of her own.
(c) She needed to see her own personal physician.
(d) The information could not be given out.

4. Whose family filed suit against Radium Dial the day after Radium Dial ran its full-page ad in the Ottawa Daily Times?
(a) Marguerite Carlough.
(b) Catherine Wolfe Donohue.
(c) Ella Cruse.
(d) Grace Fryer.

5. How long were the painting pens in use at Radium Dial before they were abandoned?
(a) One week.
(b) One month.
(c) Three months.
(d) Three years.

6. When Catherine Wolfe Donohue was too ill to continue as a dial-painter at Radium Dial, what job was she given instead?
(a) Sweeping the floors of the studio.
(b) Working in the mail room.
(c) Cleaning out the compound from the dial-painters' dishes.
(d) Working in the darkroom.

7. How did Raymond Berry eventually get Cecil K. Drinker to testify in court?
(a) He issued a formal summons through the court.
(b) He paid him $1,000.
(c) He threatened to tarnish the researcher's name in the scientific community.
(d) He wrote to Cecil K. Drinker and enclosed photographs of Grace Fryer's disfigurement.

8. Who gave her father $2,000 to pay off his mortgage once she had received her settlement?
(a) Catherine Wolfe Donohue.
(b) Marguerite Carlough.
(c) Katherine Schaub.
(d) Grace Fryer.

9. At what church was the funeral for Quinta McDonald held?
(a) St. Augustine Church.
(b) St. Venantius Church.
(c) Lady of Fatima Church.
(d) St. Cyprian Church.

10. To whom did Katherine Schaub write a sincere letter of thanks in the summer of 1928?
(a) Arthur Roeder.
(b) Frederick Flinn.
(c) Raymond Berry.
(d) Mollie Maggia.

11. Who was the appointed physician for the five girls who won settlements from the United States Radium Corporation?
(a) Raymond Berry.
(b) James Ewing.
(c) Edward Krumbhaar.
(d) Lloyd Craver.

12. In what year did Catherine Wolfe and Tom Donohue marry?
(a) 1918.
(b) 1925.
(c) 1932.
(d) 1939.

13. What response did Dr. Hoffman receive when he wrote to Arthur Roeder, asking him to help Grace Fryer "in a spirit of fairness and justice" (175)?
(a) Arthur Roeder requested a restraining order against Dr. Hoffman.
(b) Dr. Hoffman was told that Arthur Roeder no longer worked for the United States Radium Corporation.
(c) Arthur Roeder sent Dr. Hoffman $100 to give to Grace Fryer.
(d) Arthur Roeder told Dr. Hoffman that he did not know anyone named Grace Fryer.

14. Who said, "It is not for myself I care. I am thinking more of the hundreds of girls to whom this [settlement] may serve as an example" (232)?
(a) Marguerite Carlough.
(b) Catherine Wolfe Donohue.
(c) Grace Fryer.
(d) Katherine Schaub.

15. What is a sarcoma?
(a) A ligament tear.
(b) A fluid-filled sac.
(c) A part of the vertebrae.
(d) A bone tumor.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money did the United States Radium Corporation eventually agree to give Mae Canfield in 1930?

2. What was the main claim of the full-page ad in the Ottawa Daily Times placed by Radium Dial three days after the New Jersey settlements?

3. To what hospital was Ella Cruse admitted when her pimple grew in size and caused her entire face to swell?

4. Which two executives from Radium Dial attended the national radium conference in December of 1928?

5. Who bought a typewriter with part of her settlement money in hopes of beginning a career as a writer?

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