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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. How did Mary Jo Miller respond to her children developing fears before the outbreak?
(a) By singing to them.
(b) By medicating them.
(c) By ignoring them.
(d) By educating them.

2. Why does smuggling become popular in the early stages of the outbreak?
(a) The infected were smuggled into countries by enemies as a form of biological warfare.
(b) Rich clients traveled to other countries in search of a cure.
(c) During the outbreak, alcohol was banned and had to be smuggled into the United States.
(d) A cure was created, but was only given to the military, so volunteers attempted to get it to civilians through smuggling.

3. What is World War Z?
(a) A war between humans and zombies.
(b) Another name for World War III.
(c) A war between Australia and New Zealand.
(d) A war between the U.S. and Zimbabwe.

4. What was one diagnosis for the outbreak early on?
(a) An extreme form of skin cancer.
(b) Leprosy.
(c) Rabies.
(d) Celiac Disease.

5. Why was Maria Zhuganova's team in Russia not aware of the Panic?
(a) They were on a communications blackout.
(b) The military kept it from them so it wouldn't affect their judgement.
(c) They were on an undercover mission.
(d) They didn't believe the outbreak was real.

Short Answer Questions

1. What position does Grover Carlson hold when he is interviewed by the narrator?

2. Who is Rolihlahla?

3. Where did the narrator interview Xolelwa Azania?

4. According to Ahmed Farahnakian, how did Iran retaliate when their recovery plan was spoiled?

5. What are Paul Redeker's novels about?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain how the seasons affected the zombies.

2. How is the Israeli government first alerted to the epidemic, and how do they initially react?

3. Explain what happened between Iran and Pakistan during the war.

4. How is Maria Zhuganova coping with life after the war?

5. How has Kwang Jingshu's perspective changed after the war?

6. Explain why the citizens of South Africa hate Paul Redeker.

7. Explain how Jesika Hendricks and her parents were able to survive the winter.

8. How are politics affecting efforts to contain or eliminate the outbreak?

9. Explain why the soldiers in Chapter 4 kill innocent people, and how they feel about these actions.

10. What does Chapter 4 reveal about the people experiencing the outbreak and war?

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