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. In the United States, there are laws that encourage __________ of animals in order to stop the spread of rabies in the world.

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

3. What is the most common animal to be afflicted with the rabies virus, according to researchers?

4. What kind of poisoning was first diagnosed when the men were brought in for medical attention?

5. Those who are known to be carriers are legally barred from having a role in the ____________ industry.

Short Essay Questions

1. What ended up causing the contamination of the fruit at Tony's Market, leading to the illnesses?

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

3. What did Billy receive as treatment when he was first admitted and then discharged to home?

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. When Donald Hoffman went to his doctor, what was the doctor's diagnosis when he saw the itchy sore?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Strange diseases, like the case of the orange man, are interesting to doctors, but the patients might have other reactions.

Part 1: How do you think you would respond if you suddenly turned another color?

Part 2: Why do you think the patient didn't make the connection to the foods he was eating?

Part 3: What would it take for you to go into a doctor to find out what disease you had?

Essay Topic 2

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 3

Vernon Berry was the victim of several worms as a result of swimming in the Nile River.

Part 1: Do you think that tourists should be warned about the possibility of worms?

Part 2: How do you think you might have responded to the diagnosis of worms in your body?

Part 3: Why do you think a person might decide to swim in a foreign body of water which might be contaminated?

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