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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. Within how much time was the virus now called Manchupo virus eradicated after Karl Johnson's team discovered the culprit of the epidemic in Chapter 1: "Machupo"?
(a) 12 days.
(b) 2 months.
(c) 1 year.
(d) 4 weeks.

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

3. What concept stated that as nations moved out of poverty and basic needs were met, scientists could use pharmaceutical and chemical tools to wipe out parasites, bacteria, and viruses?
(a) Healthy Investments.
(b) The Health Transition.
(c) Banking on Doctors.
(d) The Wealthy Cleansing.

4. When the Institute of Medicine convened a panel to discuss the severity of a microbial threat to United States citizens, many critics believed that many emerging diseases were not __________, according to the author in the Introduction?
(a) Bacterial.
(b) Communicable.
(c) Viral.
(d) Airborne.

5. The disease that Ron MacKenzie went to Bolivia to investigate in Chapter 1: "Machupo" was dubbed by local doctors as ____________.
(a) The Black Typhus.
(b) Measles.
(c) Schistosomiasis.
(d) Malaria.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what country was Jordi Casals born?

2. 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.

3. When Johnson and MacKenzie became ill in Chapter 1: "Machupo," they were saved by a doctor who knew to drastically increase ______________.

4. How many deaths were reported from the first epidemic of Legionnaires' disease in 1976?

5. Dr. Jeanette Troup was working in _____________ when an outbreak of the Lassa virus occurred.

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the author describe the initial outbreak of Marburg disease? What were the symptoms of the disease?

2. How did Del Conn contract disease while studying in Zaire? What difficulties did he encounter in leaving the country?

3. What were the results of attempts to eradicate malaria?

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

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

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

7. What was the CDC's response to the swine flu epidemic? What resistance was met?

8. How was Lily Pinneo exposed to the Lassa virus? Where was she sent after being infected?

9. Where was Peter Piot sent to research Ebola? Who worked with the CDC in Atlanta?

10. 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?

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