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

Sherwin B. Nuland
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 7.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. James McCarty was admitted to the university hospital where Dr. Nuland worked after experiencing what?
(a) Loss of vision.
(b) A pain in his right knee.
(c) Pressure in his chest and left side.
(d) Loss of hearing.

2. What is the third of the seven most common causes of death for 85% of the elderly population, as discussed in Chapter 4?
(a) Decreased resistance to infection.
(b) Alzheimer’s Disease and dementia.
(c) Hypertention.
(d) Transient ischemic attack.

3. At the time the book was written, Dr. Nuland claimed that nearly how many Americans would die every day of ischemia?
(a) 65.
(b) 1,500.
(c) 820.
(d) 250.

4. At what age did Dr. Nuland’s grandmother emigrate from Europe to the United States?
(a) 51.
(b) 44.
(c) 54.
(d) 20.

5. William Osler was one of the "Big Four" founding professors at what institution?
(a) Johns Hopkins Hospital.
(b) St. Joseph's Hospital.
(c) St. Mark's Hospital.
(d) The Yale-New Haven Hospital.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In what year did Harold Bliss die?

3. Dr. Nuland compares the metabolic changes of aging to what in Chapter 3?

4. While in the midst of doing his admission paperwork, Dr. Nuland observed James McCarty begin to do what, according to the author in Chapter 1?

5. In examining the “Near-Death Experience” in Chapter 6, Dr. Nuland presents statistics from the case studies of what psychologist?

(see the answer key)

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