History Quiz - John Snow

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1. What did John Snow publish an essay about?

  • That Cholera was not air borne and entered the body through the mouth.
  • That the water pump on Broad Street caused Cholera to spread and it should be removed
  • That miasmas made Cholera airborne
  • That Cholera entered the body through water and the Broad street pumps handle being removed proved this
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2. What year did Snow publish his report?

  • 1847
  • 1850
  • 1849
  • 1867
  • 1859

3. What case made Snow certain that it was the pump that caused Cholera?

  • The men who worked in factories so drank different water at work and brought home bottled water so did not drink from the pump
  • The woman who preferred the taste of the water from Broad Street but lived far away.
  • The man who never drank from the Broad Street pump and didn't contract Cholera
  • The alcoholic who never drank the water so didn't catch Cholera.

4. What year did Cholera outbreak in London?

  • 1845
  • 1858
  • 1854
  • 1835

5. What prevented Snows theory from being widely accepted?

  • Snow not being a respected doctor within the royal society
  • Germ Theory not being published
  • The church refusing to accept Snows theory
  • The lack of scientific evidence Snow could provide


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