Share/Like This Page
Print Instructions

NOTE: Only your test content will print.
To preview this test, click on the File menu and select Print Preview.




See our guide on How To Change Browser Print Settings to customize headers and footers before printing.

Columbian Exchange: Diseases (Grade 8)

Print Test (Only the test content will print)
Name: Date:

Columbian Exchange: Diseases

1. 
More diseases spread from the New World to the Old World than the other way around.
  1. True
  2. False
2. 
Yellow fever was especially prevalent in the Caribbean after the Aedes aegypti mosquito arrived from which continent?
  1. Asia
  2. Africa
  3. Europe
  4. South America
3. 
An outbreak of which disease in 1531 caused the deaths of half of the population of Honduras?
  1. typhus
  2. measles
  3. smallpox
  4. diphtheria
4. 
Before the arrival of Europeans, the common cold and the flu were unknown in the Americas.
  1. True
  2. False
5. 
Smallpox had a greater effect on the Native American populations than the Black Plague did in Europe.
  1. True
  2. False
6. 
Native to Africa, quinine helped Europeans fight the New World disease malaria.
  1. True
  2. False
7. 
Which disease was known as the "great pox"?
  1. typhoid
  2. syphilis
  3. measles
  4. tuberculosis
8. 
Syphilis is believed to have originated in the Americas.
  1. True
  2. False
9. 
Spread by ticks, which disease is thought to have originated in the region of New England?
  1. Typhus
  2. Influenza
  3. Pertussis
  4. Lyme disease
10. 
Why were the Native Americans much more susceptible to the diseases from the Old World than were the Europeans?



Become a Help Teaching Pro subscriber to access premium printables

Unlimited premium printables Unlimited online testing Unlimited custom tests

Learn More About Benefits and Options

You need to be a HelpTeaching.com member to access free printables.
Already a member? Log in for access.    |    Go Back To Previous Page