Edward Jenner: Smallpox Vaccine & Contributions


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Why were dairymaids less likely to get smallpox than other people?

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1. Which of the following best describes Edward Jenner's accomplishments?

2. Where does the word 'vaccination' mean?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Edward Jenner's role in the fight against smallpox involved him making a certain observation, and this quiz/worksheet duo will help test your understanding of the facts and vocabulary surrounding his observation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the history of:

  • Dairy maids and smallpox
  • How Edward Jenner contributed to smallpox research
  • The origin of the word 'vaccination'

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related smallpox lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the relationship between cowpox and smallpox
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define keywords, such as vaccination
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding Edward Jenner's contributions to science

Additional Learning

To learn more about the eradication of this disease, review the corresponding lesson called Edward Jenner & the Smallpox Vaccine. The lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Know what smallpox is and how it affected people
  • Understand the history of smallpox
  • Define variola, vaccination, inoculation and variolation
  • Recognize how Edward Jenner promoted vaccination in the medical community
  • Review how smallpox was eradicated