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 kind of farmers were Mr. and Mrs. Mason, according to the story in this book?
(a) Tobacco.
(b) Corn.
(c) Apple.
(d) Wheat.

2. What did the investigators find out about the conditions at the restaurant where the men had eaten?
(a) Out of date.
(b) Unused.
(c) Unsanitary.
(d) Really clean.

3. What was added to the aspirin compound in order to make it easier on stomachs to handle?
(a) Calcium.
(b) Buffering compound.
(c) Caffeine.
(d) Nothing.

4. What was the color of Turner's skin, according to his doctor? ________ orange.
(a) Pumpkin.
(b) Crayon.
(c) Carrot.
(d) Ginger.

5. What was the name of the fruit market that was discovered to be the source of the contamination and disease?
(a) Ralph's.
(b) Ricardo's.
(c) Tony's.
(d) Andy's.

6. The woman began to have difficulties ___________ when she would look at things in her environment.
(a) Walking.
(b) Moving.
(c) Breathing.
(d) Focusing.

7. It was discovered that while the __________ all lived in the same neighborhood, they did not frequent the same events as others in their area.
(a) Well people.
(b) Medical professionals.
(c) Victims.
(d) Restaurant owners.

8. In what state did Mr. and Mrs. Mason and their relatives and co-workers, Mr. and Mrs. Smart and their son live?
(a) Arkansas.
(b) Tennessee.
(c) Kansas.
(d) Texas.

9. 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.

10. What is the most common animal to be afflicted with the rabies virus, according to researchers?
(a) Snake.
(b) Cat.
(c) Dog.
(d) Bat.

11. What was found on the lungs of all of the children who complained of feeling sick?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Tumors.
(c) Cloudiness.
(d) Scarring.

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

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

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

15. What is NOT one of the possible culprits for the poisoning and disease the researchers were finding?
(a) Delivered ice.
(b) Food.
(c) Dishwashing.
(d) Drinking water.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is NOT one of the diagnoses that the woman who entered the Dallas hospital was given?

2. What was the food that all of the ill men had eaten, leading the investigators to believe there had been a misdiagnosis?

3. What had remained wet after the pipes had been fixed, leading to the contamination?

4. Rabid _______ are a strong concern as there is no method of immunization for them.

5. Jimson weed is a distant relative of the _________ plant, a distant cousin according to the book.

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