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

Laurie Garrett
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14: Thirdworldization.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Spain.
(b) Germany.
(c) New York.
(d) Thailand.

2. The Great Plague of London killed approximately how many people?
(a) 25,000.
(b) 630,000.
(c) 250,000.
(d) 100,000.

3. What was the second social epidemic noted by the WHO?
(a) Denial of the plague.
(b) Fear of the plague.
(c) Repression of those with the plague.
(d) Acceptance of the plague.

4. Author Laurie Garrett was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Journalism in 1996 for a series of works published in what publication?
(a) Newsday.
(b) The Chicago Sun Times.
(c) The LA Times.
(d) USA Today.

5. Karl Johnson's team placed ___________ across the village of San Joaquin in order to help eradicate the Manchupo virus in Chapter 1: "Machupo."
(a) Cats.
(b) Eagles.
(c) Mouse traps.
(d) Snakes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Legionnaires' disease acquired its name when an outbreak of pneumonia occurred among people attending a convention in what city?

2. Soon after the first outbreak described in Chapter 5: "Yambuku," another outbreak was seen at the hospital in what location?

3. The yellow fever epidemic was rampant in areas of West Africa and was spread by what insect?

4. A study in Africa related to TB showed its decrease was likely due to what?

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

(see the answer key)

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