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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. Which fort are Nancy and Jerry Jaax assigned to in the Army?
(a) Fort Bragg.
(b) Fort Detrick.
(c) Fort LeBoeuf.
(d) Fort Dix.

2. What are the classic signs of Ebola in all primates?
(a) A bloody nose.
(b) All answers are correct.
(c) Red eyes.
(d) A masklike face.

3. What is Ebola virus named for?
(a) John Ebola, the index case.
(b) The Ebola River.
(c) Dr. Ebola, the person who first isolated it.
(d) The Ebola Institute, where it was identified.

4. What are viruses made of?
(a) Calcium.
(b) DNA or RNA.
(c) Oxygen and hydrogen.
(d) Bacteria.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of animal lived on the roof of Peter Cardinal's house?

2. Where are the Sese Islands?

3. Where does Jahrling go to view the samples of monkey virus?

4. Where are all of the monkeys euthanized?

5. Why did Peter Cardinal want to go to Kitum Cave?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why can't a monkey be autopsied in front of other monkeys?

3. Explain how viruses are both considered "alive" and "dead".

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

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

6. Why did Ebola Zaire affect mainly women?

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

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

9. Describe "third spacing".

10. What is veterinary pathology?

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