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

2. What kind of animal lived on the roof of Peter Cardinal's house?
(a) A rabbit.
(b) A rock hyrax.
(c) A weaverbird.
(d) A monkey.

3. What is the fatality rate of Marburg virus?
(a) Ninety percent.
(b) One percent.
(c) Twenty five percent.
(d) Ten percent.

4. What is one of the nicknames of USAMRIID?
(a) The Maze.
(b) The Institute.
(c) The Department.
(d) The Fort.

5. What is a nickname for crab-eating monkeys?
(a) Weaver monkeys.
(b) Medical monkeys.
(c) Kras.
(d) Fish monkeys.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did the Jaaxes spend Thanksgiving?

2. What do the initials USAMRIID stand for?

3. Where did the first identified victims of Marburg virus work?

4. What is Peter Jahrling's tentative diagnosis of what is happening to the monkeys?

5. Where did Peter Cardinal's parents live?

Short Essay Questions

1. When euthanizing a monkey, why is it better to puncture the heart?

2. How is the virus in the monkeys like the Andromeda Strain?

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

4. Describe what Tom Geisbert sees in his cell samples.

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

6. What are sentinel animals used for?

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

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

9. Why does Nancy Jaax refuse to transport the dead monkeys?

10. What is a diamond knife?

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