The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America's Shining Women 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. Who gave her father $2,000 to pay off his mortgage once she had received her settlement?
(a) Grace Fryer.
(b) Marguerite Carlough.
(c) Catherine Wolfe Donohue.
(d) Katherine Schaub.

2. Marguerite Carlough died in the early morning hours of what holiday in 1925?
(a) Valentine's Day.
(b) Boxing Day.
(c) Halloween.
(d) Labor Day.

3. While Catherine Wolfe Donohue noted that dial-painters in good health were examined often by Radium Dial-employed physicians, Catherine herself was only examined how many times in 1928?
(a) Five times.
(b) Once.
(c) Three times.
(d) Twice.

4. Attorneys were reluctant to take Grace Fryer's case due to the United States Radium Corporation's status as all but which of the following?
(a) A wealthy company.
(b) A powerful company.
(c) A failing company.
(d) A well-connected company.

5. The list created by Katherine Schaub and Harrison Martland came to be known by what name?
(a) The List of the Courageous.
(b) The List of the Doomed.
(c) The List of the Vindicated.
(d) The List of the Brave.

6. How much money did the United States Radium Corporation eventually agree to give Mae Canfield in 1930?
(a) $8,000.
(b) $3,000.
(c) $12,000.
(d) $5,000.

7. Who was NOT part of the group of five dial-painters who received settlements from the United States Radium Corporation?
(a) Marguerite Carlough.
(b) Katherine Schaub.
(c) Edna Hussman.
(d) Grace Fryer.

8. For how long did The United States Radium Corporation fight the first lawsuits filed by dial-painters before they settled with the workers out of court?
(a) 3 years.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 18 months.
(d) 6 months.

9. Dr. Harrison Martland believed that radium was notoriously less what than mesothorium?
(a) Less debilitating.
(b) Less forgiving.
(c) Less poisonous.
(d) Less aggressive.

10. What was the reaction of James Ewing when the five young women he breath-tested for radium tested positive for radioactivity?
(a) He stepped down as an involved physician.
(b) He thought the test instruments were faulty.
(c) He reported the positive results to the Department of Health.
(d) He wondered if there were fraud involved and suggested they conduct another examination at a hotel.

11. Why did George Weeks, the Cruse family's lawyer, request several postponements in Ella Cruse's case?
(a) Ella was too ill to testify.
(b) Ella suffered from nervous tension and needed time to prepare for trial.
(c) The Cruse family was running out of money.
(d) He knew nothing about radium poisoning.

12. In what decade of life was Raymond Berry, Grace Fryer's lawyer, when she first contacted him?
(a) Thirties.
(b) Fifties.
(c) Twenties.
(d) Seventies.

13. 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.

14. Katherine Wiley launched a campaign to amend what type of law that affected the dial-painters?
(a) The poison control law.
(b) The disability rights law.
(c) The industrial compensation law.
(d) The environmental hazards law.

15. On what behavior of the dial-painters' did Frederick Flinn blame their "tendency to store radium in their bones" (242)?
(a) Their poor eating habits.
(b) Their carelessness with the luminous paint.
(c) Their poor hygiene habits.
(d) Their poor eyesight.

Short Answer Questions

1. Once Katherine Schaub started staying at home and refusing to go out, what was the only occasion to get her out of the house?

2. In the full-page Ottawa Daily Times ad placed by Radium Dial three days after the New Jersey settlements, on what did they place the blame for the New Jersey dial-painters' afflictions?

3. Who was the appointed physician for the five girls who won settlements from the United States Radium Corporation?

4. What crucial piece of information did Raymond Berry uncover about Dr. Frederick Flinn, who was working as an expert witness for several radium companies?

5. What is a sarcoma?

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