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Typhus: Quiz

  
  

Question 1: In Russia after World War I, during the civil war between the White and ________, typhus killed three million, largely civilians.
Eastern Front (World War II)Joseph StalinRed ArmySoviet Armed Forces

Question 2: Typhus appeared again in the late 1830s, and yet another major typhus epidemic occurred during the ________ between 1846 and 1849.
Daniel O'ConnellIrish peopleGreat Famine (Ireland)Ireland

Question 3: Following the Assize held at Oxford in 1577, later deemed the Black Assize, over 300 died from ________, including Sir Robert Bell Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer.
CholeraTyphoid feverEpidemic typhusPlague (disease)

Question 4: The first reliable description of the disease appears during the Spanish siege of Moorish ________ in 1489.
GranadaIznalloz, GranadaBaza, GranadaBubión

Question 5: During the Lent Assize Court held at ________ (1730) typhus caused the death of the Lord Chief Baron, as well as the High Sheriff, the sergeant, and hundreds of others.
BridgwaterTauntonBath, SomersetYeovil

Question 6: Since then some epidemics have occurred in Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East and parts of ________.
AfricaSub-Saharan AfricaScramble for AfricaAfrican Union

Question 7: The causative organism ________ is an obligate parasite and cannot survive for long outside living cells.
Rocky Mountain spotted feverBacteriaRickettsiaOrientia tsutsugamushi

Question 8: Several epidemics occurred in Baltimore, Memphis and ________ between 1865 and 1873.
Phoenix, ArizonaBostonWashington, D.C.Atlanta

Question 9: In America, a typhus epidemic killed the son of Franklin Pierce in ________ in 1843 and struck in Philadelphia in 1837.
Keene, New HampshireConcord, New HampshireManchester, New HampshireNashua, New Hampshire

Question 10: Typhus should not be confused with ________, as the diseases are unrelated.
Typhoid feverCholeraPlague (disease)Campylobacteriosis
















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