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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where in Bolivia did Ron MacKenzie travel in order to investigate a disease in Chapter 1: "Machupo"?
(a) Magdalena.
(b) Quito.
(c) Bogata.
(d) Lagos.

3. How many deaths were reported from the first epidemic of Legionnaires' disease in 1976?
(a) 34.
(b) 173.
(c) 92.
(d) 328.

4. Near what United States city is the CDC headquartered?
(a) Albany, NY.
(b) Phoenix, AZ.
(c) Atlanta, GA.
(d) Seattle, WA.

5. Where did Adam Cargill go after being released from a holding facility in Chapter 4?
(a) Marburg, Germany.
(b) Warsaw, Poland.
(c) Sussex, England.
(d) Hamburg, Germany.

6. Chapter 1: "Machupo," Karl Johnson found himself deathly ill with what disease?
(a) Bolivian hemorrhagic fever.
(b) Yellow fever.
(c) Pneumocystis pneumonia.
(d) Schistosomiasis.

7. When Johnson and MacKenzie became ill in Chapter 1: "Machupo," they were saved by a doctor who had treated a similar disease in __________.
(a) Uganda.
(b) Korea.
(c) Tanzania.
(d) France.

8. 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) Spain.
(c) Thailand.
(d) New York.

9. Soon after the first outbreak described in Chapter 5: "Yambuku," another outbreak was seen at the hospital in what location?
(a) Lusaka.
(b) Monrovia.
(c) Lagos.
(d) Kinshasha.

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

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

12. When does the author write that the Institute of Medicine convened a panel to discuss the severity of a microbial threat to United States citizens in the Introduction?
(a) 1969.
(b) 1977.
(c) 1985.
(d) 1991.

13. Author Laurie Garrett refers to Karl Johnson and Ron MacKenzie as the first _______ in Chapter 1: "Machupo."
(a) Scientific geniouses.
(b) Disease cowboys.
(c) Medical juggernauts.
(d) Viral explorers.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When was the CDC founded?

2. Who was on the team that Patricia Webb built to travel to Yambuku?

3. Soon after the funeral of the first victim in Chapter 5, the mission was filled with the disease and some of the mission nurses were sent to ______________ to recover.

4. By what decade does the author write that AIDS was an epidemic in the book's Introduction?

5. In 1967, an outbreak of an unknown virus occurred in which location?

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