The Hot Zone Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What do the frying pans release into the air?
(a) Formaldehyde gas.
(b) An experimental vaccine.
(c) Bacillus subtilis niger.
(d) Bleach.

2. What do all four monkey caretakers in the monkey house have in common?
(a) All eventually test positive for Ebola Reston.
(b) All show symptoms of having Ebola.
(c) All eventually contract another fatal virus.
(d) All answers are correct.

3. What is found in the woods behind the monkey house?
(a) A bag of biohazard materials.
(b) Used hypodermic needles.
(c) Vials of blood.
(d) A dead monkey.

4. What does McCormick observe in the Ebola victims in the Zande village?
(a) Hemorrhages.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Red eyes.
(d) Convulsions.

5. Who does Dalgard not invite into the monkey house to survey the scene?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) C.J. Peters.
(c) Joe McCormick.
(d) Nancy Jaax.

6. What is an "askari"?
(a) A safari guide.
(b) An armed guard.
(c) A local health official.
(d) A priest.

7. What does Frantig's condition make Dalgard decide to do?
(a) Evacuate the building of the monkey workers.
(b) Call off the biocontainment mission.
(c) Quit his job.
(d) Hand over the mission to the CDC.

8. What does the monkey's spleen look like?
(a) All answers are correct.
(b) It is leathery.
(c) It is tough.
(d) It is puffed up.

9. Where did McCormick study human cases of Ebola?
(a) Zaire.
(b) Kenya.
(c) South Africa.
(d) Sudan.

10. Who is the person who first photographed the Ebola virus?
(a) Nancy Jaax.
(b) Frederick Murphy.
(c) Tom Geisbert.
(d) Gene Johnson.

11. What does Jerry tell Nancy about his day?
(a) No one had stuck themselves with a needle.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) It was lonely.
(d) It had gone well.

12. What has happened to one of the animal caretakers in the monkey house?
(a) He has died.
(b) He has had a heart attack.
(c) He has quit his job.
(d) He has crashed and bled out.

13. When would the reconnaissance mission begin?
(a) Noon.
(b) 0500 hours.
(c) Midnight.
(d) 1030 hours.

14. What is bacillus subtilis niger?
(a) A harmless, but tough to kill bacteria.
(b) A deadly bacteria with effects similar to Ebola.
(c) A bacteria that emits noxious fumes.
(d) A bacteria that acts like bleach.

15. Why does Jerry not allow Swiderski to go on the mission?
(a) She has never worn a biohazard suit.
(b) She is only eighteen.
(c) She doesn't want to go.
(d) She is pregnant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What room does Dalgard give the Army permission to enter and euthanize the monkeys?

2. What substance does Preston bring with him to help disinfect anything he might contaminate?

3. How has the area around Mt. Elgon changed since McDonald was a boy?

4. Who is the commander of the United States Army Medical Research and Development Command?

5. What do USAMRIID scientists eventually conclude about Ebola?

(see the answer keys)

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