The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what drugs was the herpes epidemic resistant?
(a) Antibacterial.
(b) Omnibacterial.
(c) Superviral.
(d) Antiviral.

2. Chapter 9: "Microbe Magnets" explains that prior to ___________ large cities were rare, and most of the illness threats were parasitic.
(a) 500 A.D.
(b) 2000 B.C.
(c) 1500 A.D.
(d) 6000 B.C.

3. What refers to a process by which thermal radiation is absorbed by atmospheric greenhouse gases and then re-radiated in all directions?
(a) Greenhouse effect.
(b) Ohm's law.
(c) Coriolis effect.
(d) Pythagoreas effect.

4. The Black Plague reached its peak in Europe between what years?
(a) 1221-1222.
(b) 1348-1350.
(c) 1675-1678.
(d) 1491-1497.

5. In Chapter 13: "Revenge of the Germs," by what year were many viruses resistant to antibiotics, including the staph infection?
(a) 1999.
(b) 1982.
(c) 1986.
(d) 1993.

6. What does MRSA stand for?
(a) Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus.
(b) Microbial reproductive static amoebae.
(c) Muscular respritory stimulated activity.
(d) Mammalian reproductive staphylococcus aureus.

7. What country sought to improve its own infrastructures with little funding, relying instead on education?
(a) Nigeria.
(b) The Soviet Union.
(c) Mexico.
(d) Tanzania.

8. What refers to an epidemic of an infectious disease that is spreading through human populations across a large region?
(a) Pandemic.
(b) Extermination.
(c) Arythmia.
(d) Sociopath.

9. Kaposi's sarcoma was originally described by Moritz Kaposi in what year?
(a) 1903.
(b) 1932.
(c) 1842.
(d) 1872.

10. Leprosy has affected humanity for over how many years?
(a) 7,500.
(b) 1,000.
(c) 4,000.
(d) 10,000.

11. With the first signs of the AIDS epidemic, the CDC quickly created a quiet division to work on the problem, while who traveled to see San Fransisco first hand in Chapter 11: "Hatari: Vinidogodogo"?
(a) Lily Pinneo.
(b) Friedrich Miescher.
(c) Merl Kuns.
(d) Harold Jaffe.

12. Joe McCormick met with scientists from what country that wanted samples of the Lassa virus?
(a) The United States.
(b) Australia.
(c) The Soviet Union.
(d) Brazil.

13. In Chapter 8: "Revolution," the author writes that the medical field discovered _____________, causing things to drastically change.
(a) Vaccinations.
(b) Government subsidies.
(c) Genetic engineering.
(d) Insurance loopholes.

14. Some bacteria began using spore formation to defend against antibiotics, and this worked well against ___________.
(a) Chlorine.
(b) Citric acid.
(c) DDT.
(d) Alcohol.

15. In Russia, a poor health care system that was impoverished following the fall of Communism forced the reuse of _______________.
(a) Transfusion apparatus.
(b) Syringes.
(c) Surgical gloves.
(d) Specimen vials.

Short Answer Questions

1. The epidemics of what disease increased due to the Aswan High Dam inhibiting the natural fluctuations in water height?

2. East and West Germany merged in what year, causing AIDS to strike fiercely?

3. In what year did the CDC call the first International AIDS Conference?

4. In Africa, Peter Piot recalled seeing a case similar to the early AIDS cases in the 1970s, and he found three more cases on the books, all from __________.

5. What is a nucleoside analog reverse-transcriptase inhibitor used for the treatment of HIV/AIDS?

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