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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. By what decade does the author write that AIDS was an epidemic in the book's Introduction?
(a) 1960's.
(b) 1980s.
(c) 1970's.
(d) 1950's.

2. The yellow fever epidemic was rampant in areas of West Africa and was spread by what insect?
(a) The r. tryrmic fish.
(b) The a. aegypti mosquito.
(c) The h. cyptamy rodent.
(d) The p.funtari lobster.

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.
(a) Zaire.
(b) Thailand.
(c) South Sudan.
(d) Tanzania.

4. Jordi Casals proved that the Lassa virus was spread through ______________.
(a) Roaches.
(b) Cats.
(c) Ants.
(d) Rodents.

5. What does AIDS stand for?
(a) Autonomous insulin deficiency symptoms.
(b) Anorexia induced disease syndrome.
(c) Acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
(d) Albino immune destruction syndrome.

Short Answer Questions

1. What refers to the disease fighting white blood cells that help the immune system fight off infection?

2. To what do the initials "DNA" refer?

3. Karl Johnson's team realized that in San Joaquin, there were no ________ as a result of DDT spraying in Chapter 1: "Machupo."

4. In the Introduction, Laurie Garrett discusses the experiences of an uncle named ___________.

5. Author Laurie Garrett refers to Karl Johnson and Ron MacKenzie as the first _______ in Chapter 1: "Machupo."

Short Essay Questions

1. How is modernization defined? What are the effects of modernization according to the author in the Introduction?

2. What led to the infection of Karl Johnson and Ron MacKenzie? Who saved them and how?

3. What led to Lily Pinneo's blood being used for antibodies?

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

7. What did the Centers for Disease Control do upon learning of the Ebola epidemic?

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

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

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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