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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. Where was the headquarters of Gene Johnson's Kitum Cave expedition?
(a) Peter Cardinal's parents' home.
(b) The Kenya Medical Research Institute.
(c) The Mount Elgon Lodge.
(d) Nairobi Hospital.

2. Where did Peter Cardinal's parents live?
(a) Nzara.
(b) Eldoret.
(c) Kisumu.
(d) Nairobi.

3. What level of biolab are Tom and Peter examining the sample in?
(a) Level 0.
(b) Level 3.
(c) Level 4.
(d) Level 1.

4. What is in the samples that Dan Dalgard sends to USAMRIID?
(a) A throat wash.
(b) Blood serum.
(c) All answers are correct.
(d) Bits of monkey spleen.

5. What is the characteristic smell of pseudomonas?
(a) Grape juice.
(b) Stagnant water.
(c) Yeast.
(d) Freshly cut grass.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a nickname for crab-eating monkeys?

2. What is the genetic code of Ebola?

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

4. How many new monkeys die at the monkey house over Thanksgiving?

5. When Nancy and Jerry Jaax get promotions, where do they both end up working?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are sentinel animals used for?

2. Why do the remaining monkey workers leave the monkey house for good?

3. Why is USAMRIID upset with what the CDC decides to do with John Coleus?

4. What are the three priorities that Jerry Jaax and Gene Johnson set for the mission?

5. Why is Dan Dalgard uneasy at the end of Part 2 Chapter 4?

6. Why are the workers burning the fields? What impact could this have on the migration of microbes and the biodiversity of an area?

7. Why can't a security card be brought into the higher levels of a biosafety lab?

8. Why is Joe McCormick critical of the way USAMRIID had handled Ebola research in the past?

9. Why does Gene Johnson supply the team with short-wave radios?

10. What are the results of Nancy's examination of the monkey's stomach?

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