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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. What is the genetic code of Ebola?
(a) Ten strands of different proteins.
(b) A twisted strand of RNA and DNA.
(c) A single strand of RNA.
(d) A single strand of DNA.

2. Why are the villagers of Kasensero famous?
(a) They are known as smugglers.
(b) They have many doctors there.
(c) They have found a cure for Ebola.
(d) Everyone is immune to Marburg virus.

3. What does Tom Geisbert think has infected his cells after looking at them through the electron microscope?
(a) Marburg.
(b) Pseudomonas.
(c) Simian hemorrhagic fever.
(d) Ebola.

4. When Nancy and Jerry Jaax get promotions, where do they both end up working?
(b) At the CDC.
(c) At the WHO.
(d) At the Institute for Chemical Defense.

5. Who picked up the sample of Peter Cardinal's blood in Washington, DC?
(a) Jerry Jaax.
(b) Nancy Jaax.
(c) Eugene Johnson.
(d) Tony Johnson.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are red eyes often a sign of?

2. What do people who have been confined to the Slammer receive when they get out?

3. What other disease does Peters suggest Jahrling test the sample for?

4. What is the fatality rate of Ebola Sudan?

5. Who did Peter Cardinal spend most of his time with while he was on vacation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is pseudomonas?

2. What are the results of the three tests that Jahrling runs on the monkey samples?

3. What is the military and political crisis that Peters worries about?

4. What are Geisbert's electron microscope photographs definitive proof of?

5. Why is it not in the best interest of a virus to kill its host?

6. What does Nancy Jaax do in Gene Johnson's lab?

7. Compare Peter Jahrling's and Gene Johnson's offices.

8. What disturbs Dan Dalgard at the end of Part 2, Chapter 2?

9. Why are crab-eating macaques described as "competitors" of humans in their natural environment?

10. Describe "third spacing".

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