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 is NOT one of the diagnoses that the woman who entered the Dallas hospital was given?
(a) Flu.
(b) Encephalitis.
(c) Typhoid fever.
(d) Polio.

2. What was the diagnosis most people thought was the cause of Billy's symptoms, while the race was on to find the specific cause?
(a) Food poisoning.
(b) Allergies.
(c) Drugs.
(d) Pesticide poisoning.

3. What happens to people who get a mild form of the disease in this chapter?
(a) They are taken away.
(b) They become carriers.
(c) They have to be quarantined.
(d) They die.

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

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

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

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

8. Not everyone got poisoned as severely from the lunch since not everyone ________________.
(a) Ate as much.
(b) Went to the hospital.
(c) Was there.
(d) Drank wine.

9. What was the final diagnosis for the woman who died within a few days of being admitted to the hospital?
(a) Food poisoning.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Rabies.
(d) None was determined.

10. What had the ill workers and employees sampled beforehand, which led to their illnesses?
(a) Raw pigs feet.
(b) Raw ham.
(c) Raw hocks.
(d) Raw sausage.

11. What is the only type of animal that carried the rabies virus, according to scientists at the time?
(a) Snakes.
(b) Horses.
(c) Vampire bat.
(d) Dogs.

12. What is NOT one of the symptoms from which Billy was suffering when he first entered the hospital for treatment?
(a) Diarrhea.
(b) Muscle twitches.
(c) Rapid heartbeat.
(d) Blue skin.

13. Turner simply called his complexion __________ since he hadn't noticed the gradual change.
(a) Tan.
(b) Brilliant.
(c) Healthy.
(d) Ruddy.

14. __________ for immunizations is not universal, which is why rabies is still something that causes troubles.
(a) Diagnoses.
(b) Licensing.
(c) Payments.
(d) Enforcement.

15. What is NOT one of the symptoms the children in this chapter were experiencing?
(a) Cough.
(b) High fever.
(c) Headache.
(d) Nausea.

Short Answer Questions

1. The disease in this chapter is passed on through the ___________ of a person who is carrying the disease.

2. What is the common source of the infection described in #16, according to medical researchers?

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

4. What is the chemical that is a poison, even though it might look just like another common ingredient?

5. What was the initial reason why Hoffman decided to go into the doctor?

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