The Ghost Map Test | Final Test - Easy

Steven Johnson
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. As Whitehead conducted his investigation in The Pump Handle, how much did drinking from the Broad Street well increase a person's risk of infection?
(a) 8 times.
(b) 7 times.
(c) 5 times.
(d) 4 times.

2. In The Ghost Map, when did Snow give testimony in Parliament on behalf of the "offensive Trades" (204)?
(a) 1856.
(b) 1857.
(c) 1855.
(d) 1854.

3. In 1843, where did a proposal want to have cast-iron sewers transport waste?
(a) Cumbria and Suffolk.
(b) Surrey.
(c) Shropshire.
(d) Kent and Essex.

4. During the Great Stink along the Thames in The Ghost Map, how did the rates of death from epidemic disease rise or fall?
(a) They were normal.
(b) There was a 5% decrease in deaths.
(c) There was a 20% increase in deaths.
(d) They rose a great deal.

5. What did the Board of Health have put on the streets in All Smell is Disease?
(a) Chloride of lime.
(b) Salt.
(c) Water and bleach.
(d) Bleach.

6. How old was Snow when he died?
(a) 45.
(b) 51.
(c) 39.
(d) 62.

7. In The Ghost Map, how many days after suffering a stroke, did Snow die?
(a) 1.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 6.

8. In Building the Case, upon what skills did Snow's cholera theory ultimately depend?
(a) Researcher.
(b) Sociologist.
(c) Physician.
(d) Inventor.

9. In Building the Case, how long does it take the V. cholerae bacteria to die off in distilled water?
(a) Few days.
(b) 3 hours.
(c) A matter of hours.
(d) 2 days.

10. In Building the Case, who were the proprietors of the Lion Brewery?
(a) Robert and David Smythe.
(b) Bryan and Peter Strothers.
(c) Richard and Andrew Wyatt.
(d) Edward and John Huggins.

11. In Building the Case, what was the career of St. Luke's scripture reader?
(a) Butcher.
(b) Professor.
(c) Grocer.
(d) Grenadier guard.

12. At the beginning of All Smell is Disease, how many people did Whitehead see recover?
(a) 4.
(b) 2.
(c) 1.
(d) 3.

13. When did Snow first share his map at a meeting of the Epidemiological Society?
(a) February.
(b) December.
(c) November.
(d) January.

14. By September 5, how many residents of the Golden Square neighborhood died in the last 5 days?
(a) About 300.
(b) 630.
(c) More than 500.
(d) 450.

15. According to Mayhew in 1845, how many ships hauled animal manure to England?
(a) 549.
(b) 281.
(c) 311.
(d) 683.

Short Answer Questions

1. In The Pump Handle, how many people did the author say were crowded into three city blocks?

2. In Building the Case, of the 83 deaths recorded on Farr's list, how many of those were in houses that were closer to the Broad Street pump than any other water source?

3. In The Pump Handle, how many people living within 250 yards of the Broad Street pump died in less than two weeks?

4. In The Pump Handle, among the 45 houses extending in all directions from the intersection of Broad and Cambridge streets, how many managed to survive the epidemic without losing a single resident?

5. In Building the Case, how many quarts of water did a girl say she had drunk from the Broad Street pump during her successful attempt to fight off the disease?

(see the answer keys)

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