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Berton Roueché
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What had bitten the woman who died, though the doctor didn't think this was the cause of her disease?
(a) Dog.
(b) Cat.
(c) Rat.
(d) Bat.

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

4. What was the food that all of the ill men had eaten, leading the investigators to believe there had been a misdiagnosis?
(a) Oatmeal.
(b) Pancakes.
(c) Coffee.
(d) Toast.

5. The ________ was provided to the event by the Hindenburg Pleasure Society, according to the researcher's findings.
(a) Soap.
(b) Pig.
(c) Cow.
(d) Dishwashing equipment.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the source of the infection that was afflicting people in this section of the book?

2. Who developed a vaccine for the rabies virus in the 1880s?

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

4. What was the final diagnosis for the woman who died within a few days of being admitted to the hospital?

5. What else contained the poison to which the men had been exposed, something that was not realized until further inspection?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the ways that aspirin can help a patient who takes it, according to scientific research?

2. Why did Elmo Turner decide that he needed to visit his doctor in order to get treatment?

3. Where does the worm that afflicted Vernon normally live before it seeks out a human host?

4. What was the final cause for the trichinosis determined to be? What was the source of the infection?

5. What happened when the eleven men were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning when they were first seen by medical professionals?

6. What were the different diagnoses that the woman who went into the Dallas hospital had when she began her treatment?

7. What was the eventual diagnosis for the condition from which the woman suffered, even though it was never clear whether or not the diagnosis was correct?

8. What were the symptoms that Herman Sauer was experiencing that led him to go to a New York hospital?

9. Why were the men who were eating the oatmeal more likely to have more salt on their oatmeal than others who were in the diner?

10. How had Jimson weed gotten into the food that the victims had eaten?

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