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The deadly virus that killed almost half of the population in America was ___.
  1. Chicken pox
  2. Smallpox
  3. Rabies
  4. Influenza


Solution

The correct option is B Smallpox
Smallpox was particularly deadly and spread deep into the American continent. According to Darcy Ribeiro, more than half the indigenous population of America, Australia and Oceania died from the disease after the first contact with the Europeans.

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