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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 a small village in Uganda, young women began becoming ill following sex with a traveling salesman and the disease was dubbed ______________.
(a) "Juliana's disease."
(b) "Aphrodite's disease."
(c) "Aristotle's disease."
(d) "Rachel's disease."

2. 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) Coriolis effect.
(c) Greenhouse effect.
(d) Pythagoreas effect.

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

4. 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) 2002.
(c) 1996.
(d) 1988.

5. What does PID refer to?
(a) Pelvic inflammatory disease.
(b) Periodic immune deficiency.
(c) Personal identification document.
(d) Psychological information deflection.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did seals begin to die in mass numbers, signaling a new disease?

2. What did GRID stand for when it was first applied to the AIDS epidemic?

3. In China, the use of what drug was encouraging AIDS to spread, according to the author in Chapter 14?

4. What does MRSA stand for?

5. Hantaviruses are carried by what type of animal?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What was the impact of resistant microbes in third world countries?

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

5. What was the impact of antibiotics given to animals, as discussed in Chapter 13: "Revenge of the Germs"?

6. With whom did Joe McCormick meet to discuss the Lassa virus? What was this relationship like?

7. What led to the outbreak of AIDS in Uganda? What was the impact of AIDS there?

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

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

10. How does the author describe the correlation between tampons and outbreaks of TSS in Chapter 12?

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