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Laurie Garrett
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6: American Bicentennial.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Laurie Garrett earned her undergraduate degree in biology from what institution?
(a) The University of California, Los Angeles.
(b) The University of California, Santa Cruz.
(c) The Harvard School of Public Health.
(d) The Yale Public Health Academy.

3. 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?
(a) Germany.
(b) New York.
(c) Thailand.
(d) Spain.

4. In what year did a type of swine flu strike in Texas simultaneously with another less deadly strain?
(a) 1776.
(b) 1976.
(c) 1876.
(d) 1967.

5. In the book's Preface, the author writes that the vulnerability of the world is increased due to which of the following?
(a) Isolation of populations.
(b) Modern travel.
(c) Human evolution.
(d) Decreased populations.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the confirmed source of the first epidemic of Legionnaire's disease?

2. Ron MacKenzie and Karl Johnson both thought the Bolivian disease was much like a Latin American virus called what in Chapter 1: "Machupo"?

3. According to the author in Chapter 2: "Health Transition," the efforts to eradicate _______ actually made the disease more rampant.

4. What term refers to a disease created as a result of medical treatment?

5. When the Institute of Medicine convened a panel to discuss the severity of a microbial threat to United States citizens, many critics believed that many emerging diseases were not __________, according to the author in the Introduction?

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