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The 1918 Flu Killed Millions
Article Questions


Directions:

  1. Read and annotate the article “The 1918 Flu Killed Millions”.


  2. Article Questions – Answer on your own sheet of paper. Be sure the number each answer and write in complete sentences.


  1. What was the epidemic of 1918?

  2. Why was it different from other flu strains?

  3. How many people has the current bird flu reportedly killed?

  4. Why are scientists interested in looking at the 1918 flu pandemic?

  5. What does the 1918 pandemic reveal about today’s bird flu?

  6. What are the specific similarities mentioned in the article between the current Avian flu (bird flu) and the 1918 pandemic?

  7. What are the differences?

  8. What happened in the fall of 1918?

  9. What happened in the Alaskan village of Wales in 1918?

  10. What did the city of Philadelphia do to ward off the spread of the virus?

  11. Who is Dr. Victor Vaughan? What did he write about the flu?

  12. What is the mystery that scientists are still left with about the 1918 flu?

  13. What do scientists know about the 1918 flu virus?

  14. Who is Jeffrey Taubenberger? What did he do?

  15. What are Dr. Taubenberger and Dr. Oxford attempting to find out?

  16. What is the 1918 flu virus teaching researchers?

  17. Who is Terrence Tempey and what does he say about the flu vaccines?

  18. What “puzzle” are scientist left with?


The 1918 Flu Killed Millions
Article Questions


Directions:

  1. Read and annotate the article “The 1918 Flu Killed Millions”.


  2. Article Questions – Answer on your own sheet of paper. Be sure the number each answer and write in complete sentences.


  1. What was the epidemic of 1918?

  2. Why was it different from other flu strains?

  3. How many people has the current bird flu reportedly killed?

  4. Why are scientists interested in looking at the 1918 flu pandemic?

  5. What does the 1918 pandemic reveal about today’s bird flu?

  6. What are the specific similarities mentioned in the article between the current Avian flu (bird flu) and the 1918 pandemic?

  7. What are the differences?

  8. What happened in the fall of 1918?

  9. What happened in the Alaskan village of Wales in 1918?

  10. What did the city of Philadelphia do to ward off the spread of the virus?

  11. Who is Dr. Victor Vaughan? What did he write about the flu?

  12. What is the mystery that scientists are still left with about the 1918 flu?

  13. What do scientists know about the 1918 flu virus?

  14. Who is Jeffrey Taubenberger? What did he do?

  15. What are Dr. Taubenberger and Dr. Oxford attempting to find out?

  16. What is the 1918 flu virus teaching researchers?

  17. Who is Terrence Tempey and what does he say about the flu vaccines?

  18. What “puzzle” are scientist left with?



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