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  • 1. 

    Edward Jenner is known for his discovery of the first vaccine.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Edward Jenner is known for his discovery of the first vaccine. This statement is true. Edward Jenner, an English physician, is credited with discovering the smallpox vaccine in the late 18th century. He observed that milkmaids who had contracted cowpox, a less severe disease, seemed to be immune to smallpox. Based on this observation, Jenner developed a method of inoculating individuals with cowpox to protect them from smallpox. This groundbreaking discovery laid the foundation for the development of vaccines and revolutionized the field of medicine.

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  • 2. 

    Jenner is responsible for the eradication of ______.

    • A.

      Influenza

    • B.

      Small pox

    • C.

      Polio

    • D.

      Bubonic plague

    Correct Answer
    B. Small pox
    Explanation
    Jenner is responsible for the eradication of smallpox. Jenner was an English physician and scientist who developed the smallpox vaccine in the late 18th century. His discovery and subsequent use of the vaccine led to the eradication of smallpox, which was declared by the World Health Organization in 1980. Smallpox was a highly contagious and deadly disease, and Jenner's work revolutionized the field of immunization and saved countless lives.

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  • 3. 

    Jenner's discoveries were widely accepted and celebrated throughout London.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement contradicts historical facts. Jenner's discoveries, particularly his development of the smallpox vaccine, were initially met with skepticism and resistance in London. It took some time for his ideas to gain acceptance and recognition. Therefore, the statement that his discoveries were widely accepted and celebrated throughout London is false.

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  • 4. 

    Edward Jenner's discovery proved to be so effective that the government banned all other forms of treatment for small pox.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Edward Jenner's discovery refers to the development of the smallpox vaccine. This vaccine was highly effective in preventing smallpox and significantly reduced the spread of the disease. As a result, the government recognized the effectiveness of Jenner's discovery and banned all other forms of treatment for smallpox. This decision was made to ensure that the vaccine was the primary method of preventing and treating smallpox, as it had proven to be the most successful and reliable option.

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  • 5. 

    Edward Jenner was particularly interested in _____.

    • A.

      How cows made milk

    • B.

      Why the milk maids never got small pox

    • C.

      Why small pox was such a deadly disease

    Correct Answer
    B. Why the milk maids never got small pox
    Explanation
    Edward Jenner was particularly interested in why the milk maids never got smallpox. This is evident from his observations and experiments, where he noticed that milkmaids who contracted cowpox, a similar but milder disease, seemed to be immune to smallpox. This led him to develop the concept of vaccination, using cowpox as a means to protect against smallpox.

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