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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What refers to the disease fighting white blood cells that help the immune system fight off infection?
(a) P-cells.
(b) G-cells.
(c) T-cells.
(d) D-cells.

2. Kent Campbell began testing whom for the Lassa virus in Chapter 4?
(a) Iranian refugees.
(b) Canadian hospital workers.
(c) German soldiers.
(d) Irish nuns.

3. Joe McCormick was dispatched to what location to investigate the epidemic of the Ebola virus?
(a) Lagos.
(b) Lusaka.
(c) Kinshasa.
(d) Cairo.

4. The outbreak of Legionnaires' disease in 1976 forced through the bills regarding _____________.
(a) Malaria.
(b) Toxic Shock Syndrome.
(c) Swine Flu.
(d) The Black Typhus.

5. In what country was Jordi Casals born?
(a) France.
(b) Spain.
(c) Egypt.
(d) Italy.

6. 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.

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

8. When Bernhard Mandrella went in for treatment for the Lassa virus, he was given blood from whom?
(a) Jordi Casals.
(b) Daniel Elmer Salmon.
(c) Lily Pinneo.
(d) Pat Webb.

9. A WHO research team discovered all the original patients of the mystery disease had handled monkeys from ___________.
(a) Uganda.
(b) Panama.
(c) Zaire.
(d) Tanzania.

10. What refers to a neurological disorder that occurs when many nerves throughout the body malfunction simultaneously?
(a) Atkinson's disease.
(b) Polyneuropathy.
(c) Bipolar disorder.
(d) Epilepsy.

11. German authorities began to argue with the authorities of ___________ over the Lassa virus in Chapter 4.
(a) Poland.
(b) England.
(c) France.
(d) Italy.

12. In the beginning of Chapter 5: "Yambuku," the author describes a man in Yambuku who was treated for an illness like _____________.
(a) Junin.
(b) Malaria.
(c) Measles.
(d) Swine Flu.

13. The term antibiotic was coined by whom?
(a) Roger Jamsek.
(b) Steven Lyman.
(c) Gerald Kimbel.
(d) Selman Waksman.

14. Who was on the team that Patricia Webb built to travel to Yambuku?
(a) Joel Breman.
(b) Uwe Brinkmann.
(c) Selman Waksman.
(d) Johnathan Mann.

15. What does AIDS stand for?
(a) Albino immune destruction syndrome.
(b) Anorexia induced disease syndrome.
(c) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
(d) Autonomous insulin deficiency symptoms.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was Peter Piot sent to study the virus later known as Ebola?

2. After his work with famine relief efforts, Uwe Brinkmann was dubbed by Germans as a __________.

3. Peter Piot at CDC processed the samples sent to him in Chapter 5: "Yambuku," and tests showed the virus was neither ________________ nor anything else they had seen.

4. DNA consists of two long polymers of simple units called ____________.

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

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