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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The Uganda-Tanzania War took place during what years?
(a) 1967-1971.
(b) 1977-1981.
(c) 1978-1979.
(d) 1982-1985.

2. What did GRID stand for when it was first applied to the AIDS epidemic?
(a) Gastromic reguritory infectious virus.
(b) Germ reduction in verility.
(c) Geographic radiant in variant.
(d) Gay related immunodeficiency virus.

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

4. What country had further issues with the AIDS epidemic in that two separate strains of the disease were erupting?
(a) El Salvador.
(b) Germany.
(c) Thailand.
(d) France.

5. In Chapter 10: "Distant Thunder," the author writes that Harvey Milk was assassinated in what year?
(a) 1978.
(b) 1985.
(c) 1949.
(d) 1962.

6. According to the author in Chapter 13, what were vital to cell transformation?
(a) Amino acids.
(b) Plasmids and transposons.
(c) Protein inhibitors.
(d) Antiviral cascades.

7. In the United States, the tuberculosis crisis peaked in 1830 and what other year?
(a) 1922.
(b) 1934.
(c) 1908.
(d) 1896.

8. In Chapter 15: "All in Good Haste," an outbreak of a respiratory illness that caused death broke out in reservations in New Mexico in what year?
(a) 1993.
(b) 1996.
(c) 2002.
(d) 1988.

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

10. The French finally announced they had discovered what virus believed to cause AIDS?
(a) GEP.
(b) TAM.
(c) LAV.
(d) YRBD.

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

12. What is a virus that is duplicated in a host cell using the reverse transcriptase enzyme to produce DNA from its RNA genome?
(a) Slow virus.
(b) Omnivirus.
(c) Retrovirus.
(d) Polyvirus.

13. By what year did the World Bank see the need for better health care in poorly developed countries?
(a) 1982.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1963.
(d) 1975.

14. 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) Merl Kuns.
(b) Lily Pinneo.
(c) Friedrich Miescher.
(d) Harold Jaffe.

15. Lyme disease is an emerging infectious disease caused by at least three species of bacteria belonging to what genus?
(a) Junin.
(b) Borrelia.
(c) Schistosomiasis.
(d) Pneumocystis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What, along with other chemicals, was used to eradicate the mosquito causing an increase in sand flies?

2. Chapter 9: "Microbe Magnets" explains that prior to ___________ large cities were rare, and most of the illness threats were parasitic.

3. The Black Plague reached its peak in Europe between what years?

4. To what drugs was the herpes epidemic resistant?

5. The Aswan High Dam was constructed during what decade?

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