The Hot Zone Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Richard Preston
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who worked in the Yambuku Mission Hospital?

2. Who did Peter Cardinal spend most of his time with while he was on vacation?

3. Where did Jerry and Nancy Jaax meet?

4. What is one of the nicknames of USAMRIID?

5. What are the classic signs of Ebola in all primates?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why is it not in the best interest of a virus to kill its host?

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

4. How does the mixing of monkey species relate to the idea of HIV's origin?

5. What is pseudomonas?

6. Describe the typical shapes of viruses and how Marburg compares to them.

7. What is a diamond knife?

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

9. What irritates and concerns Peter Jahrling about the samples that Dan Dalgard sends him?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the Nairobi Hospital where Monet crashed and bled out. Compare and contrast it with hospitals in the United States. What does this tell you about the difference between health care in the United States and in less-developed countries?

Essay Topic 2

Summarize how USAMRIID organize and execute the biocontainment procedure at Reston.

a. What do they do well?

b. What mistakes are made?

c. Do you agree or disagree with how they handle the media?

Essay Topic 3

Preston compares HIV to Ebola throughout the book. Find examples of this comparison in the text and then compare and contrast the two diseases in the following areas:

- Methods of transmission

- How they developed and emerged from the rain forest

- Their fatality and infection rates

Make sure you explain the similarities and differences of each one, and explain how epidemiologists worked to find the origin of each.

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