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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. In what year did the Great Plague hit London?
(a) 1293.
(b) 1557.
(c) 1428.
(d) 1665.

2. What surgeon traveled to the capital of Uganda only to discover that their virus matched the AIDS epidemic?
(a) Jim McDermott.
(b) Clint Nyamurkunge.
(c) Daniel Elmer Salmon.
(d) Richard Shope.

3. Hantaviruses are carried by what type of animal?
(a) Rodents.
(b) Bats.
(c) Lizards.
(d) Birds.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. French and Belgium scientists began to suspect the AIDS disease was a virus with what origins?

2. What country sought to improve its own infrastructures with little funding, relying instead on education?

3. What was the third social epidemic noted by WHO?

4. The Uganda-Tanzania War led to the overthrow of whose regime?

5. 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 __________.

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the CDC's response to the initial outbreak of AIDS? Where had similar cases been seen?

2. How does the author describe the initial occurrences of AIDS in Chapter 11? Where were the outbreaks first seen?

3. When was the hantavirus first discovered? What was the source of the epidemics?

4. What was the impact of tuberculosis in America? What improved conditions?

5. How did many nations respond to the AIDS epidemic?

6. What are retroviruses and oncogenes? What was discovered about them in Chapter 8: "Revolution"?

7. What was the message delivered by Johnathan Mann in Chapter 14: "Thirdworldization"? To whom did he speak?

8. What three social epidemics related to the biological epidemic of AIDS are observed in Chapter 14: "Thirdworldization"?

9. How did the discovery of genetic engineering change the views of the scientific community?

10. How does the author describe the outbreak of Lyme disease? How did human interaction impact the disease?

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