How We Die, Reflections on Life's Final Chapter Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

Sherwin B. Nuland
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 11.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Of what does Horace Giddens eventually die in the play discussed in Chapter 2?
(a) Cardiogenic shock.
(b) Cellular aging.
(c) Hypertension.
(d) Chemotherapy.

2. A person’s heart rate does what annually as they age, according to Dr. Nuland in Chapter 3?
(a) Remains stagnant.
(b) Increases.
(c) Decreases.
(d) Begins to stagger.

3. What word from Chapter 4 refers to any detached, traveling intravascular mass carried by circulation which is capable of clogging arterial capillary beds at a site distant from its point of origin?
(a) Plasmid.
(b) Agonal.
(c) Atria.
(d) Embolus.

4. What is the title of Chapter 6?
(a) “Murder and Serenity.”
(b) "The Malevolence of Cancer."
(c) “Three Score and Ten.”
(d) “Doors to Death of the Aged.”

5. Dr. Nuland theorizes that 85% of the aging population will die from one of seven primary causes, which he refers to as what in Chapter 4?
(a) The seven knives of doom.
(b) The Grim Reaper’s seven sons.
(c) The seven horsemen of death.
(d) The seven doors to the afterlife.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dr. Nuland relates that cardiac events are what, if discovered soon enough in Chapter 1?

2. Horace Giddens is a character in a play written by whom?

3. What is the title of Chapter 7?

4. Where was William Osler born?

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

(see the answer key)

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