The Medical Detectives Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Berton Roueché
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the color of Turner's skin, according to his doctor? ________ orange.

2. What did the woman decide that she would continue to do, even though she was ill and didn't have a diagnosis?

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

4. What is NOT one of the symptoms that Mr. Mason and Mrs. Smart experienced after a noontime meal?

5. In what city was the hospital where Herman went to seek treatment for his uncomfortable symptoms?

Short Essay Questions

1. What did doctors discover about American bats in the course of their trying to treat the woman who seemed to have rabies?

2. What were the severe symptoms that the woman had when she was admitted to the hospital before she died?

3. What did a German scientist discover about aspirin in 1874, according to the book?

4. What were the two things that were learned by the health department when a misdiagnosis was suspected in the case of the elderly men?

5. How does a person contract anthrax if they come across it in the world?

6. What were the symptoms the school children in Mountain Home were experiencing?

7. What are some of the painful side effects of aspirin in some people who take it?

8. What did the hospital tests on Elmo reveal to be a source of his condition?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A plant grafting leads to a medical mystery that turns out to be a problem of Jimson weed ingestion.

Part 1: Why do you think a person who grafts plants doesn't realize what plant they have grafted?

Part 2: How do you think this poisoning could have been prevented?

Part 3: Do you worry about the foods you eat when you sit down at a restaurant or with friends?

Essay Topic 2

Finding out what causes an illness can be an exciting job, but one that might be time consuming and challenging too.

Part 1: Why do you think illnesses can be difficult to diagnose?

Part 2: How do you think a person trains to be able to diagnose a mysterious illness?

Part 3: Do you think you would like to become a medical detective?

Essay Topic 3

Food poisoning seems to be a common thread in this book, leading to many instances in which the illness is a mystery to doctors.

Part 1: Why do you think food poisoning is something that continues to happen in today's world?

Part 2: How do you think a person might be able to prevent food poisoning all of the time?

Part 3: Do you think that the health department is to blame for food poisoning?

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