Let's See If You Can Survive This Deadly OutBreaks Test!

By: Joseph Foster

Put on your surgical mask, lather up your hands in sanitizer, put some rubber gloves on and get ready to check in to this morbid report about pandemics. Yes, the best way not to repeat history is to learn from it – and in this quiz, you’ll be tested based on your knowledge of some of the world’s deadliest diseases and mass pandemics. What fun, right!?

So how well do you know anthrax and how long its spores can last? Or tuberculosis? What about cholera? Or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (better known as SARS)? Do you know the deadly disease that wiped out 800 people in 37 countries from 2002-2003? Or whether or not a plague was responsible for infecting more than 400 people in the days of the Roman Empire? And here you thought the Zika virus was bad…

Advances in science have thankfully found cures, preventative shots and remedies to any disease threats that have come to fruition recently, but people in the not too distant past weren’t always as fortunate. So are you prepared for the task that lies ahead? Put your knowledge to the test with this short quiz and see how well you know your pandemics. We guarantee you one thing – you won’t ever look at a coughing or sneezing person the same way again after taking it. Good luck!

Quiz Written By:
Joseph Foster, Quizmaster
A quintessential introvert, Joseph Foster is perfectly happy reading books and watching movies. Joseph lives in Los Angles, California and attended the University of Southern California on a baseball scholarship. After graduating college, Joseph accepted a position at a nearby hospital providing physical therapy to children. Joseph says his love for trivia slowly crept upon him; he had played trivia games as a youngster and spent a considerable amount of time watching television trivia/quiz game shows. Once he took up baseball, he lost interest and devoted his time to sports for many years. But after downloading trivia apps, Joseph quickly rediscovered his passion for playing trivia games. He lays cause to the fact that trivia on his smartphone creates a shared experience similar to a huge sporting event. He admits as a youngster he used to dream of being on a game show and even admits to having a passion for test taking in school. Joseph’s mother enjoyed playing educational games with him and she would often quiz him on various topics. Even today, Joseph enjoys challenging his mother to a good game of trivia. In addition, Joseph likes to spend time with his Pembroke Welshi Corgi, Bentley. The tenacious little dog accompanies him just about wherever he goes. Joseph’s hunger for knowledge extends beyond American soil and Joseph hopes to travel abroad and teach English as a second language eventually. He coaches a baseball team for disabled children and is an avid golf player as well.