The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance Quiz | Eight Week Quiz C

Laurie Garrett
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5: Yambuku.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The discovery of penicillin is attributed to what Scottish scientist?
(a) Friedrich Miescher.
(b) Harold Jaffe.
(c) Fred Murphy.
(d) Alexander Fleming.

2. What does CDC stand for?
(a) Corporate Disease Control.
(b) Cancer and Disease Center.
(c) Center for Destroying Cancer.
(d) Centers for Disease Control.

3. Where was Lily Pinneo flown after contracting the Lassa virus?
(a) North Dakota.
(b) Nevada.
(c) New York.
(d) New Hampshire.

4. Where was Peter Piot sent to study the virus later known as Ebola?
(a) Egypt.
(b) Spain.
(c) Tanzania.
(d) Zaire.

5. What did Karl Johnson's team discover to be the culprit of the Bolivian disease in Chapter 1: "Machupo"?
(a) Mouse urine.
(b) Bed bugs.
(c) Roach feces.
(d) Owl droppings.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to compulsory isolation, typically to contain the spread of something considered dangerous, often disease?

2. Author Laurie Garrett refers to Karl Johnson and Ron MacKenzie as the first _______ in Chapter 1: "Machupo."

3. In the Introduction, Laurie Garrett discusses the experiences of her uncle who was a doctor in what year?

4. In Chapter 4: "Into the Woods," the author writes that Uwe Brinkmann, Bernhard Mandrella, Adam Cargill, and three nurses were taken to an isolated facility in which location?

5. Researchers were able to track the outbreak of the Lassa virus to a woman from ______________.

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