The Medical Detectives Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Berton Roueché
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the woman decide that she would continue to do, even though she was ill and didn't have a diagnosis?
(a) Go to the hospital.
(b) Read.
(c) Avoid others.
(d) Work.

2. What allowed Vernon Berry to go on the trip that ended up causing him to contract a disease?
(a) A business trip.
(b) A free ticket.
(c) A chance meeting.
(d) Small inheritance.

3. What is the one term that Herman was able to utter when he was ill, helping officials find out the cause of his condition?
(a) Harry Heffelbach.
(b) Octoberfest.
(c) Shlachtfest.
(d) The fridge.

4. What was the initial diagnosis for the strange symptoms the people in this chapter were exhibiting?
(a) E. Coli.
(b) Botulism.
(c) Salmonella.
(d) Trichinosis.

5. What is caused by a parasitic worm that lodges in the muscle fibers and can be an infection that is difficult to treat?
(a) Carbon monoxide poisoning.
(b) Trichinosis.
(c) Botulism.
(d) Salmonella.

6. How old was Richard Poole when he took an entire bottle of aspirin and died?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Four.
(d) Ten.

7. What was the symptom that occurred around Vernon's eyes that caused him to look strange?
(a) Puffiness.
(b) Sunken appearance.
(c) Rashes.
(d) Bruising.

8. What were investigators testing to find when they sent the blood samples of the men away?
(a) Illness.
(b) Poison.
(c) Authenticity of claims.
(d) Drugs.

9. What kind of substance does aspirin inhibit that causes things like aches, pains, and fever?
(a) Clot.
(b) Infection.
(c) Hormone.
(d) Sensitivity.

10. Who had a legal obligation to investigate the poisoning because there were eleven different cases of illness?
(a) Health department.
(b) No one.
(c) CDC.
(d) The local emergency room.

11. Aspirin _________ is not uncommon in children, especially those who are under the age of five.
(a) Poisoning.
(b) Reactions.
(c) Sensitivity.
(d) Tolerance.

12. Once the anthrax _______ are in the body, they excrete a toxic substance as they grow and multiply.
(a) Grains.
(b) Cells.
(c) Spores.
(d) Bugs.

13. Aspirin can block ___________ that can cause heart attacks and strokes in some people.
(a) Blood clots.
(b) Pains.
(c) Cholesterol.
(d) Headaches.

14. Rabies enters the body of a person through the ________ of an infected animal's bite, according to research.
(a) Tears.
(b) Saliva.
(c) Claws.
(d) Blood.

15. In what year did the case of the eleven men take place, according to the book?
(a) 1944.
(b) 1955.
(c) 1922.
(d) 1988.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year was the method to produce a synthetic version of aspirin's main ingredient discovered?

2. At its worst, the woman began to feel as though she was being thrown off the __________ itself.

3. What was suspected to be happening to Hoffman, so another doctor told him to go to a specialist?

4. __________ for immunizations is not universal, which is why rabies is still something that causes troubles.

5. What was the diagnosis most people thought was the cause of Billy's symptoms, while the race was on to find the specific cause?

(see the answer keys)

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