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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What was the official cause of death listed as a result of the autopsy on Peg Looney's body?
(a) Diphtheria.
(b) Pneumonia.
(c) Radium poisoning.
(d) Syphilis.

5. 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 failing company.
(b) A well-connected company.
(c) A powerful company.
(d) A wealthy company.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who gave her father $2,000 to pay off his mortgage once she had received her settlement?

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. How did Raymond Berry eventually get Cecil K. Drinker to testify in court?

4. At what type of establishment did Grace Fryer work after she left her position as a dial-painter?

5. Due to radium poisoning, Edna Hussman's legs eventually took on what condition?

Short Essay Questions

1. When Katherine Schaub slipped and fell on the steps up to her house in Newark, what was the doctor's diagnosis?

2. How did Dr. Frederick Flinn react to Raymond Berry's accusation that he held no medical license or degree?

3. What were Raymond Berry's qualifications as a lawyer?

4. What types of trouble did dial-painters experience when they tried to have children?

5. What indecent proposal did Dr. Joseph Knef make to the executives at the United States Radium Corporation?

6. What was the significance of many of the dial-painters buying cars with their settlement monies?

7. When Radium Dial issued a summary of Peg Looney's autopsy report to the local paper, what information that they furnished was then added to Peg Looney's obituary?

8. What steps did Peg Looney's family take in order to ensure that the autopsy performed on Peg's body would yield honest results and how were their attempts thwarted?

9. Why did Edna Hussman not realize how badly she had been injured after her fall on the street?

10. What results were yielded by the national radium conference held in December of 1928?

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