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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Serena Koenig describe the Lascahobas situation?
(a) A pocket of organization amidst chaos.
(b) A dream come true.
(c) Disaster waiting to happen.
(d) A nightmare.

2. What religion does the book say that Paul Farmer struggled with?
(a) Catholicism.
(b) Evangelical Christianity.
(c) Ba'hai.
(d) Voodoo.

3. How did receiving the Gates endowment affect the fund-raising efforts by Partners in Health?
(a) They ceased fund-raising efforts to focus on publicity.
(b) They continued to pursue past and new contributors.
(c) They cut fundraising efforts in half.
(d) They hired an outside company to manage fundraising actitivities.

4. Who does Paul Farmer borrow money from to pay for the 2002 expansion while waiting for the Global Fund money to arrive?
(a) Tom White.
(b) A commerical bank in Peru.
(c) Bill Gates.
(d) A commercial bank in Boston.

5. What resulted from the case of John that is told in the O for the P?
(a) A new assistant for Paul Farmer.
(b) New equipment donated to Zanmi Lasante.
(c) A partnership between Mass General and Partners in Health.
(d) A Zanmi Lasante training for local Haitians.

6. Who pays for the interest payments on Paul Farmer's 2002 expansion loan?
(a) Doctors from Massachusetts General Hospital.
(b) Church members from South Carolina.
(c) PIH employees with the highest salaries.
(d) Medical interns from Harvard.

7. Who gives the Russian Ministry of Health a $150 million dollar loan to fight the tuberculosis epidemic in 2002?
(a) The Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
(b) The World Bank.
(c) Tom White.
(d) The Bank of Boston.

8. Where does the book stay that AIDS patients in Cuba were quarantined?
(a) Near Havana in a country side hacienda.
(b) At a clinic called Socios de Cuba.
(c) At a prison in Havana.
(d) At a hospital in Havana.

9. Who announces plans to establish a transfusion post at Zanmi Lasante in the Afterword of Mountains Beyond Mountains?
(a) The Gates Foundation.
(b) Doctors without Borders.
(c) The Green Light Committee.
(d) The Red Cross.

10. In the O to the P it is said that Paul Farmer was conscious of corporate etiquette but . . .
(a) He wasn't very good at playing that game.
(b) He wasn't paralyzed by it.
(c) He didn't care about it.
(d) He despised corporate niceties.

11. When the patient named John is referred by Paul Farmer and sent for treatment, what disease does he have?
(a) Epilepsy.
(b) Kawasaki's Disease.
(c) Diabetes.
(d) Cancer.

12. According to the book, what is true of the individual Haitians that were detained by the US military?
(a) They were treated well and Paul was allowed to treat them regularly.
(b) Sister Juliana DeWolf set up a school and clinic to serve them.
(c) They were fed poorly, forced into long lasting contraceptive use, and beaten.
(d) Over half of the surviving patients volunteered at Zanmi Lasante.

13. Who elected president of Haiti in 2000?
(a) Baby Doc Duvalier.
(b) Bourgeoius.
(c) Aristide.
(d) Chavelier.

14. What are the twin pandemics referred to in the Afterword of Mountains Beyond Mountains?
(a) AIDS and tuberculosis.
(b) Tuberculosis and MDR-TB.
(c) AIDS and HIV.
(d) Tueberculosis and dysentry.

15. Where are the two characters in Mountains Beyond Mountains headed at the end of the story?
(a) To a medical conference in Russia.
(b) On an eleven hour journey to visit patients.
(c) To France.
(d) To an operating room in Zanmi Lasante.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the two AIDS quarantines mentioned in the book affect the spread of this disease?

2. What is Paul Farmer's desire, as stated in the O to the P section?

3. What do Paul and the Partners in Health staff say they knew about their goal after receiving the Gates endowment?

4. What countries does Paul Farmer approach for assistance with the doctors and money he needs in A Light Month for Travel?

5. What belief does the author say Paul Farmer instills in people?

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