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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is a "hatbox"?
(a) A biohazard container.
(b) Where the space suits are kept.
(c) A decontamination room.
(d) A place to store tape and bandages.

2. Why did Peter Cardinal want to go to Kitum Cave?
(a) To photograph elephants.
(b) To see bats.
(c) To practice his caving skills.
(d) To collect crystals.

3. What is the first symptom after being exposed to a filovirus?
(a) A headache.
(b) Blurred vision.
(c) Third spacing.
(d) Bleeding gums.

4. Why can't Nancy work in Level 3?
(a) She can't tolerate the vaccines.
(b) She can't keep up with the work and her family.
(c) She couldn't pass her written tests.
(d) She is afraid of needles.

5. Where are Tom Geisbert's children staying?
(a) With a babysitter.
(b) With his estranged wife.
(c) With his sister.
(d) With his parents.

6. What is the Boniface strain a test for?
(a) Simian hemorrhagic fever.
(b) Ebola Zaire.
(c) Marburg.
(d) Ebola Sudan.

7. Why does Nancy's father want to go to Mexico?
(a) To find a new wife.
(b) To find a new job.
(c) To retire.
(d) To find a cure for his cancer.

8. Where did Jerry and Nancy Jaax meet?
(a) Veterinary school.
(b) In grade school.
(c) On a blind date.
(d) In the Army.

9. Where does Dan Dalgard spend Thanksgiving?
(a) Pittsburgh.
(b) Florida.
(c) Washington DC.
(d) Kansas.

10. How big is a typical virus flask?
(a) The size of a person's hand.
(b) The size of a large bowl.
(c) The size of a fingernail.
(d) The size of a person's thumb.

11. Who cultures the sample from Monkey 053?
(a) Jerry Jaax.
(b) Joan Rhoderick.
(c) Nancy Jaax.
(d) Tom Geisbert.

12. What does Jahrling tell Dalgard is "definitely" present in the monkey house?
(a) Simian hemorrhagic fever.
(b) HIV.
(c) Ebola.
(d) Marburg.

13. Where are the latest monkeys to die being kept?
(a) Room F.
(b) Room H.
(c) Room X.
(d) Room A.

14. What do the initials USAMRIID stand for?
(a) United States of America Medical Research and Investigative Department.
(b) United States Army Major Research and Investigation Division.
(c) United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases.
(d) United States of America Reconnaissance and Investigation of Infection and Disease.

15. What do people who have been confined to the Slammer receive when they get out?
(a) A sample of their own blood.
(b) A certificate of good health.
(c) A medal.
(d) A cake.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is in the samples that Dan Dalgard sends to USAMRIID?

2. Who is another prime candidate that the scientists fear might break with Marburg?

3. What is the characteristic smell of pseudomonas?

4. Where does Dr. David Silverstein live?

5. What is the "first line of defense" against a hot agent?

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