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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The Republic of Liberia is located on what continent?
(a) Africa.
(b) Asia.
(c) South America.
(d) Europe.

3. What was the confirmed source of the first epidemic of Legionnaire's disease?
(a) Mosquitos.
(b) Bad plumbing.
(c) Mouse feces.
(d) Air conditioning.

4. 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) Mouse traps.
(c) Snakes.
(d) Cats.

5. According to the author in Chapter 6: "American Bicentennial," the CDC was being berated since how many elderly individuals died following their vaccinations for swine flu?
(a) 14.
(b) 8.
(c) 2.
(d) 3.

Short Answer 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?

2. In the beginning of Chapter 5: "Yambuku," the author describes a man in Yambuku who was treated for an illness like _____________.

3. Bernhard Mandrella treated a coworker and sent blood which confirmed the Lassa virus to __________.

4. 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.

5. Chapter 1: "Machupo," Karl Johnson found himself deathly ill with what disease?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the AIDS epidemic in the book's Introduction? What measures were taken to monitor the disease?

2. In Chapter 2, how does author Laurie Garrett describe the evolution of healthcare following the introduction of antibiotics?

3. How does the author describe the initial outbreak of the Ebola virus? How many people initially died in Yambuku?

4. How is the author Laurie Garrett described in the book's introduction and bio? Where did Garrett study? What are common themes in her works?

5. What caused the overpopulation of field mice in San Joaquin?

6. What did the World Health Organization discover to be the source of the Marburg disease? Who was called in for further research?

7. Where, aside from Jos, did Lassa virus epidemics occur? What was the source of the disease?

8. What is the central focus of The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance? What is the author's message to the reader as established in the Preface and Introduction?

9. In Chapter 4, who was transported to Germany following infection of the Lassa virus?

10. What led to the death of Dr. Troup? Where was the source of the virus determined to be from?

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