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Pandemic, heard that word a little too often lately? Well, a pandemic is a spread of an infectious disease that has reached across a large region, for instance, multiple continents or worldwide, affecting a great number of people, just like the coronavirus pandemic that severely impacted the world. This quiz talks about different Pandemics and tests your knowledge about the history of pandemics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of these pictures depict the Black Death Pandemic: 1346-1353

    • A.

      This Sketch.

    • B.

      This painting of treatment camps.

    • C.

      This pile of skeletons.

    • D.

      This picture from a hospital.

    Correct Answer
    A. This Sketch.
    Explanation
    The sketch is the correct answer because it represents the Black Death pandemic in a visual form. The Black Death was a devastating pandemic that occurred during the years 1346-1353, causing widespread death and suffering. The sketch may depict the symptoms or the impact of the disease, providing a visual representation of the historical event. The other options, such as a painting of treatment camps, a pile of skeletons, and a picture from a hospital, could be related to the Black Death but do not necessarily depict the specific time period or the pandemic itself.

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  • 2. 

    Which of the following photos depict the Spanish Flu pandemic: 1918-1920

    • A.

      This sketch of treatment camp.

    • B.

      This picture of hospital

    • C.

      This picture of an emergency hospital.

    • D.

      This sketch.

    Correct Answer
    B. This picture of hospital
    Explanation
    The picture of the hospital is likely to depict the Spanish Flu pandemic because hospitals played a crucial role in treating and containing the spread of the virus during that time. The Spanish Flu pandemic lasted from 1918 to 1920, and hospitals were overwhelmed with patients, leading to the establishment of emergency hospitals and treatment camps. Therefore, the picture of the hospital is the most relevant choice among the options provided.

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  • 3. 

    Which of the following pictures depict the AIDS pandemic and epidemic: 1981-present day?

    • A.

      This photo taken during a protest.

    • B.

      This photo of an emergency hospital.

    • C.

      This picture of a tormented monument.

    • D.

      This picture of a hospital.

    Correct Answer
    A. This photo taken during a protest.
  • 4. 

     The great influenza pandemic of 1918 wiped out 5% of the world's population.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The explanation for the correct answer "True" is that the great influenza pandemic of 1918 indeed wiped out 5% of the world's population. This pandemic, also known as the Spanish flu, was one of the deadliest in history, infecting an estimated 500 million people worldwide and causing the deaths of approximately 50 million people. The virus spread rapidly and had a high mortality rate, affecting people of all ages. Its impact was devastating, leading to a significant loss of life globally.

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  • 5. 

     The earliest recorded pandemic happened in ______.

    • A.

      430 BC

    • B.

      200 BC

    • C.

      800 AD

    • D.

      1400 AD

    Correct Answer
    A. 430 BC
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 430 BC. This is the earliest recorded pandemic in history. It refers to the outbreak of the Plague of Athens, which occurred during the Peloponnesian War. This devastating epidemic is believed to have been caused by typhoid fever or a viral hemorrhagic fever. It resulted in a significant loss of life and had a profound impact on the ancient Greek society.

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  • 6. 

    The making of the smallpox vaccine was inspired from milkmaids.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The smallpox vaccine was indeed inspired by milkmaids. In the 18th century, Edward Jenner, an English physician, noticed that milkmaids who had contracted cowpox, a similar but milder disease, seemed to be immune to smallpox. He hypothesized that exposure to cowpox protected against smallpox and tested his theory by injecting a young boy with cowpox, then exposing him to smallpox. The boy did not develop the disease, thus proving Jenner's hypothesis and leading to the development of the smallpox vaccine.

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  • 7. 

    _________ evolved from a cattle disease.

    Correct Answer
    Measles
    Explanation
    Measles is a highly contagious viral infection that primarily affects the respiratory system. It is caused by the measles virus, which is believed to have evolved from a similar virus that affects cattle. The virus is thought to have crossed over from cattle to humans, leading to the emergence of the measles disease. This cross-species transmission is not uncommon in infectious diseases, and it is believed to have occurred several centuries ago, leading to the development of the measles virus that affects humans today.

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  • 8. 

    Scarlet Fever was caught by Europeans in America

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Syphlis was caught by Europeans in America.

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  • 9. 

    _______ is any object or surface contaminated by the coronavirus.

    Correct Answer
    Formite
    Explanation
    A formite refers to any object or surface that has been contaminated by the coronavirus. This can include items such as doorknobs, cell phones, or countertops. It is important to regularly clean and disinfect formites to prevent the spread of the virus.

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  • 10. 

    Dogs cannot spread the covid 19 virus.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Dogs cannot spread the COVID-19 virus because they are not known to be carriers of the virus. The primary mode of transmission is through respiratory droplets from an infected person. While there have been rare cases of pets, including dogs, testing positive for the virus, there is no evidence to suggest that they can transmit it to humans. It is always important to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands after contact with animals, but the risk of contracting COVID-19 from dogs is extremely low.

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