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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. What kind of scientist was able to discover how to create a synthetic version of aspirin?
(a) English.
(b) French.
(c) Austrian.
(d) German.

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

3. What was the treatment that was started on Hoffman in order to treat the supposed infection at the time?
(a) IV anti-fungals.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Antibiotics.
(d) Anti-virals.

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

5. What store refused the box of damaged clothing, though it was still sold at a salvage store?
(a) Target.
(b) Wal-Mart.
(c) Sears.
(d) J.C. Penney.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was added to the aspirin compound in order to make it easier on stomachs to handle?

2. Where is Vernon's home, according to the story, the place where he finally received the correct treatment?

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

4. How old was Richard Poole when he took an entire bottle of aspirin and died?

5. What company changed the name of the compound to aspirin?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened to Vernon Berry when he was traveling around the world?

2. Why did the three-year-old Richard Poole die after taking aspirin?

3. Describe the one carrier mentioned in the chapter, as this person was known by the Health Department.

4. What was the strange sensation the 'essentially normal' woman began to experience, leading to discomfort?

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

6. Why was the attending doctor who saw Herman not alarmed by his condition when he arrived at the hospital?

7. How is the disease of typhoid fever spread, according to those who have studied it in the medical world?

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

9. What did the local public health official find out about the health of the students who were impacted by the infection?

10. Who were the people to become ill after eating lunch together, more ill than the ones with whom they dined?

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