SSAT Reading Question 266: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 266

2. According to the passage, vaccines have been developed for all of the following diseases EXCEPT:

  • A. pneumonia
  • B. scarlet fever
  • C. typhoid fever
  • D. rubella

Correct Answer: B


B is correct. Choices A, D, and E are all mentioned in paragraph 3: "Since Jenner’s time, vaccines have been developed against more than 20 infectious diseases such as influenza, pneumonia, whooping cough, rubella, meningitis, and hepatitis B." Choice C is mentioned in paragraph 2, "By the beginning of the 20th century, vaccines for rabies, diphtheria, typhoid fever, and plague were in use, in addition to the vaccine for smallpox." The only answer choice not mentioned is choice B, scarlet fever.

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