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STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS for “The Hot Zone” by Richard Preston

Please indicate the page number(s) where you find the answers for each question.

Reading Section I: pages 1-94

PART I: “THE SHADOW OF MOUNT ELGON”

Something in the Forest

1. Describe the life of Charles Monet. What were his “hobbies”?

2. Where is Mount Elgon? Describe the surrounding environment.

3. How may Charles Monet have been exposed to a level 4 virus?

4. Describe the symptoms experienced by Charles Monet in the days following his visit to Kitum cave.

5. In what ways could the virus have been passed to other people from the time Monet left his house until he arrived at Nairobi hospital?

6. Who is Dr. Shem
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What discovery did Geisbert make about the viruses infecting the monkeys?

The First Angel

10. Who is C.J. Peters?
11. What was the purpose of the conversation between Jahrling and Geisbert? (see page 206.)

12. What came of this conversation?

The Second Angel

13. Describe Jahrling's tests with the virus samples.

14. What were the results of these tests?

Chain of Command

15. What is meant by a “chain of command” in relation to biohazard work?

Garbage Bags

16. Who is Jarvis Purdy? What happened to him?

17. How were the dead monkey’s shipped to Fort Detrick?

Space Walk

18. What were the results of the monkey autopsy?

Shoot-Out

19. Who is Joe McCormick?

The Mission

20. What are the Three Priorities?

Reconnaissance

21. Describe the conditions of the monkey house upon the team entering the building.

READING SECTION IV: PAGES 285-371

PART III: “SMASHDOWN”

Insertion

1. Describe the orange Racal suits that are designed for use with airborne biological agents.

2. Describe the decontamination process upon leaving the monkey building.

3. What was located right next door to the monkey house?

A Man Down

4. Who is Milton Frantig? What happened to him?

91-Tangos
5. How many monkeys occupied the building?

Inside

6. What happened to Rhonda Williams?

A Bad Day

7. What significant event occurred on

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