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. How did Katie Mason die, according to the author in Chapter 6?
(a) She had an aneurysm.
(b) She was murdered.
(c) She had AIDS.
(d) She had cancer.

2. The medical etymology of the term cancer can be traced back to the days of whom, according to Dr. Nuland in Chapter 10?
(a) Aristotle.
(b) Plato.
(c) Hippocrates.
(d) Herodotus.

3. According to the author in Chapter 10, contemporary medicine is responsible for the five-year remission rate of childhood leukemia now being nearly what percent?
(a) 30%.
(b) 45%.
(c) 75%.
(d) 60%.

4. Who is the protagonist of The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby?
(a) Rob.
(b) Tom.
(c) Mark.
(d) Jack.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act in the United States, children under what age may not be employed?

2. When was The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby published?

3. What word from Chapter 6 refers to the iron-containing oxygen-transport metalloprotein in the red blood cells of humans?

4. Who is quoted with the following statement in Chapter 6: “Man is an obligate aerobe”?

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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