Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Whitman County Librarian Sarah Phelan ran trivia nights at area bars and restaurants in Colfax, St. John and other towns around the county. During the stay-at-home order, she’s bringing the questions to Inland 360 readers.
If you want to test your skills against others, visit the Whitman County Library Facebook page at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays for her live trivia challenge.
- Edward Jenner, an English country doctor, administered the world’s first vaccination in 1796 as a preventative treatment for what disease?
- The Black Death, the deadliest pandemic of bubonic plague, killed up to 60 percent of Europe’s population. In what century did the Black Death occur?
- Twenty mushers and more than 150 dogs took part in the 1925 serum run to Nome, Alaska. The Great Race of Mercy was a race against the outbreak of which epidemic?
- The MMR vaccine inoculates against what three diseases?
- What bacterial disease is commonly referred to as lockjaw, even though lockjaw is only a symptom of that disease?
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- Smallpox 2. 1300s/14th century 3. Diphtheria 4. Measles, mumps, rubella 5. Tetanus