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

2. The Ottawa Daily Times reported at the time of the New Jersey settlements against the United States Radium Corporation that the first manifestation of radium poisoning was decay of what?
(a) Femurs and shinbones.
(b) Gums and teeth.
(c) Vertebrae.
(d) Toenails and fingernails.

3. When Lloyd Craver tried to convince Katherine Schaub to take a lump sum in lieu of her medical bills being paid by the United States Radium Corporation for the rest of her life, what false reason did he cite?
(a) The United States Radium Corporation was going to move overseas.
(b) If she took a lump sum, she would no longer be required to be examined by company-appointed doctors.
(c) The United States Radium Corporation was near bankruptcy.
(d) The United States Radium Corporation was about to be dissolved.

4. What was the final amount of the lump sum paid by the United States Radium Corporation to each litigant?
(a) $3,600.
(b) $10,000.
(c) $5,000.
(d) $15,000.

5. 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) Grace Fryer.
(b) Katherine Schaub.
(c) Catherine Wolfe Donohue.
(d) Marguerite Carlough.

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

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

3. After four years of trying to have a child, Albina Maggia experienced what complication during the birth of the baby she had brought to full term?

4. Most of the dial-painters who received settlements from the United States Radium Corporation did what during the following summer?

5. In what city was St. Columba Church located?

Short Essay Questions

1. What were Quinta McDonald's two requests that were made before her death and what were the results of her requests?

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

3. Once the United States Radium Corporation had paid each of the five litigants $10,000 and had promised to pay all of their future medical bills, what conditions did the company insist upon?

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

5. What was particularly difficult about Peg Looney's stay in the company doctor's hospital prior to her death from radium poisoning?

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

7. How did Raymond Berry find out that Dr. Frederick Flinn held no medical license of any kind?

8. What were the differences between the statute of limitations in federal court, versus the statute of limitations in the courts of New Jersey?

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

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

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