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Richard Preston
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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. Finish this sentence: At the end of the decon process, the monkey house was the only place on earth where: ___________________________.
(a) Ebola had mutated to only be infectious to animals.
(b) Ebola could infect humans.
(c) Nothing at all lived.
(d) Bacillus subtilis niger lived.

2. What bothers Charlotte Godwin most about the monkey house?
(a) The quiet.
(b) The noise.
(c) The smell.
(d) The heat.

3. How many bags of monkeys are given to the team from USAMRIID?
(a) Two.
(b) Seven.
(c) One.
(d) Twenty.

4. Why does Nancy's brother call?
(a) To tell her that he is moving to Reston.
(b) To tell her that her father is dying.
(c) To tell her not to wear a space suit any more.
(d) To ask for money.

5. How many other people are traveling with Preston?
(a) Two.
(b) Five.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Nine.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rhonda Williams not like about working on the "bleed table"?

2. What is Ian Redmond's theory about Kitum Cave?

3. What must all of the animal caretakers at the monkey house now wear?

4. What infectious virus has Peters studied in Bolivia?

5. What happens to Rhonda Williams in Part 2, Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is ironic about the position that C.J. Peters leaves USAMRIID for?

4. Why does the team from USAMRIID decide to wear civilian clothes?

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

6. Why does Preston characterize the emergence of HIV as "subtle"?

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

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

9. What did the first radio reports say that frightened lab workers in the monkey house?

10. Why does the Kenyan government require that all visitors to Mount Elgon have an armed guard?

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