How We Die, Reflections on Life's Final Chapter Quiz | One Week Quiz A

Sherwin B. Nuland
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 10.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What refers to neurotransmitters that are produced by the pituitary gland and the hypothalamus in vertebrates during exercise, excitement, pain, consumption of spicy food, love and orgasm?
(a) Endorphins.
(b) Atria.
(c) Ventricles.
(d) Metabolomics.

2. What did Dr. Nuland’s grandmother eventually die from?
(a) Myocardial infarction.
(b) A stroke.
(c) Dementia.
(d) Asphyxia.

3. What is the title of Chapter 10?
(a) “Doors to Death of the Aged.”
(b) "Accidents, Suicide, and Euthanasia."
(c) “Lessons Learned.”
(d) "The Malevolence of Cancer."

4. In examining the “Near-Death Experience” in Chapter 6, Dr. Nuland presents statistics from the case studies of what psychologist?
(a) G.J. Walker Smith, M.D.
(b) Dr. Kenneth Ring.
(c) William Caxton.
(d) Dmitri Ivanovsky.

5. What word from Chapter 10 refers to the transference of malignant or cancerous cells to other parts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces?
(a) Obtundation.
(b) Acute infection.
(c) Metabolomics.
(d) Metastasis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the protagonist’s profession in The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby?

2. What refers to the process by which the ability to grow new cells or perform exchanges in muscle, cells, or molecules becomes impossible?

3. The medical etymology of the term cancer can be traced back to the days of whom, according to Dr. Nuland in Chapter 10?

4. By what name does the author refer to his grandmother?

5. What term from Chapter 6 refers to something pertaining to or symptomatic of agony, especially paroxysmal distress, as the death throes?

(see the answer key)

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