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Measures To Combat Infectious Disease In Tsarist Russia IELTS Reading Answers

Measures To Combat Infectious Disease In Tsarist Russia IELTS Reading Answers

The Academic passage ‘Measures To Combat Infectious Disease In Tsarist Russia’ is a reading passage that appeared in an IELTS Test. Read the passage below and answer questions 1 – 13. Beyond the questions, you will find the answers along with the location of the answers in the passage and the keywords that  help you find out the answers.

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Answers

Question number  Answer  Keywords  Location of keywords
1 ii Information on disease outbreak occurring abroad was regularly reported to the tsar’s court through various means,  Paragraph A;

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2 v If news of an outbreak came from abroad, relations with the affected country were suspended. Paragraph B;

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3 i After defeating the Swedes in the battle of Poltava in 1709, Tsar Peter I (Peter the Great) dispatched part of his army to Poland, where plague had been raging for two years. Despite preventive measures, the disease spread among the Russian troops. Paragraph C;

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4 vii Tsar Peter I imposed strict measures to prevent the spread of plague during these conflicts. Paragraph D;

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5 iv However, although the Russian authorities applied such methods to contain the spread of the disease and limit the number of victims, all of the measures had a provisional character: Paragraph E;

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6 viii In response to this, the Russian imperial authorities issued several decrees aimed at controlling the future spread of plague. Paragraph F;

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7 B Information on disease outbreak occurring abroad was regularly reported to the tsar’s court through various means, including commercial channels (travelling merchants), military personnel deployed abroad, undercover agents, Paragraph A;

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8 D For instance, foreign vessels were not allowed to dock in Russian ports Paragraph B;

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9 A During the eighteenth century, although none of the occurrences was of the same scale as in the past, Paragraph C;

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10 E all of the measures had a provisional character: they were intended to respond to a specific outbreak, and were not designed as a coherent set of measures to be implemented systematically at the first sign of plague. Paragraph E;

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11 Astrakhan The first attempts to organise procedures and carry out proactive steps to control plague date to the aftermath of the 1727- 1728 epidemic in Astrakhan. Paragraph F;

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12 houses The houses of infected persons were to be burned along with all of the personal property they contained, including farm animals and cattle. Paragraph F;

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13 fire Finally, letters brought by couriers were heated above a fire before being copied. Paragraph F;

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