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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 did Peter Cardinal want to go to Kitum Cave?
(a) To photograph elephants.
(b) To collect crystals.
(c) To see bats.
(d) To practice his caving skills.

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

3. What is a "hatbox"?
(a) Where the space suits are kept.
(b) A place to store tape and bandages.
(c) A biohazard container.
(d) A decontamination room.

4. What other disease does Peters suggest Jahrling test the sample for?
(a) HIV.
(b) Ebola.
(c) Pseudomonas.
(d) Simian hemorrhagic fever.

5. Where are the latest monkeys to die being kept?
(a) Room X.
(b) Room A.
(c) Room F.
(d) Room H.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was Peter Cardinal's doctor at Nairobi Hospital?

2. What disease does Dan Dalgard think the dead monkeys contracted?

3. What is the "first line of defense" against a hot agent?

4. What is on the brush Tom Geisbert uses to fish out the sample slices?

5. Where does Dr. David Silverstein live?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Nancy Jaax explain her belief that Ebola is airborne?

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

3. Describe "third spacing".

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

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

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

7. Why doesn't Johnson's Kitum Cave expedition study large animals such as leopards or elephants?

8. Why is Nancy angry with her father?

9. What is the compromise that the CDC and USAMRIID come up with?

10. Describe the close calls that Gene Johnson has had with Level 4 hot agents.

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