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

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

3. In what year was the method to produce a synthetic version of aspirin's main ingredient discovered?
(a) 1874.
(b) 1967.
(c) 1924.
(d) 1888.

4. The disease in this chapter is passed on through the ___________ of a person who is carrying the disease.
(a) Sneezes.
(b) Hair.
(c) Tears.
(d) Excrement.

5. What company changed the name of the compound to aspirin?
(a) Bayer.
(b) Bufferin.
(c) Tylenol.
(d) Advil.

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

7. What is the chemical that is a poison, even though it might look just like another common ingredient?
(a) Sodium nitrite.
(b) Sodium nitrate.
(c) Sodium chloride.
(d) Baking soda.

8. Where had Elmo Turner and his wife gone before he decided to go to his hometown physician?
(a) Illinois.
(b) Florida.
(c) Alaska.
(d) Hawaii.

9. In the United States, there are laws that encourage __________ of animals in order to stop the spread of rabies in the world.
(a) Immunizations.
(b) Treatments.
(c) Restrictions.
(d) Regular vet visits.

10. The diagnosis for Hoffman was a __________ intrusion with concurrent infection, according to doctors.
(a) Jimson.
(b) Metal.
(c) Sawdust.
(d) Fiberglass.

11. Jimson weed is a distant relative of the _________ plant, a distant cousin according to the book.
(a) Tomato.
(b) Lettuce.
(c) Apple.
(d) Green bean.

12. What was recently held at a German-American hall, according to the findings of the researchers?
(a) Wedding.
(b) Pork fest.
(c) Wake.
(d) Funeral.

13. In which city were school children beginning to get ill for no apparent reason?
(a) Miami.
(b) Chicago.
(c) Culver City.
(d) Mountain Home.

14. At its worst, the woman began to feel as though she was being thrown off the __________ itself.
(a) Car.
(b) Bathroom.
(c) Earth.
(d) Stairs.

15. How many people besides Herman became ill with the dangerous food poisoning?
(a) Six.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) Three.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did all of the men abuse, which caused them to season their meals more than others at the table?

2. The health department began to check every ________, fruit and vegetable stand, and restaurant in the area to find the source of the infections.

3. In what city was Billy Cordoba seen for his unknown, but serious illness?

4. What was the symptom that caused Elmo to go to the doctor for which the doctor sought treatment?

5. In what state was David Hoffman an insulation installer, according to the book?

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