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

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

3. What is on the brush Tom Geisbert uses to fish out the sample slices?
(a) A piece of thread.
(b) A diamond.
(c) A monkey hair.
(d) A human eyelash.

4. What is listed as Charles Monet's official cause of death?
(a) Fulminating liver failure.
(b) Pneumonia.
(c) Catastrophic heart failure.
(d) Ebola virus.

5. Where does Dr. Peter Tukei work?
(b) The Kenya Medical Research Institute.
(c) Nairobi Hospital.
(d) For the CDC.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was the headquarters of Gene Johnson's Kitum Cave expedition?

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

3. Who cultures the sample from Monkey 053?

4. What is the genetic code of Ebola?

5. What are "bricks"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are sentinel animals used for?

2. How does Nancy Jaax's hobby help her confidence?

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

4. Why did Ebola Zaire affect mainly women?

5. Describe "third spacing".

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

7. Describe the behavior of the weaverbirds on page 5. What about their behavior would make them interesting to an epidemiologist?

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

9. What is Nancy Jaax's dilemma as a veterinarian and as a scientist?

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

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