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. According to the author in Chapter 7, the combination of accidents, suicide, and euthanasia comprise one of the foremost causes of death in those under what age?
(a) 77.
(b) 44.
(c) 56.
(d) 65.

2. In what year was Ishmael Garcia discovered to have contracted meningitis and several bacterial infections, according to the author in Chapter 8?
(a) 1992.
(b) 1989.
(c) 1985.
(d) 1995.

3. The word “virus” derives from the Latin “virus,” which means what?
(a) Ailment.
(b) Killer.
(c) Poison.
(d) Infection.

4. What word from Chapter 6 refers to the fatal process of blood loss, to a degree sufficient to cause death?
(a) Asphyxia.
(b) Dementia.
(c) Exsanguination.
(d) Metastasis.

5. The human heart is enclosed in a double-walled protective sac called what?
(a) The neoplasm.
(b) The aphasia.
(c) The septum.
(d) The pericardium.

Short Answer Questions

1. The protagonist of The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby falls into a river after encountering what upper-class girl?

2. What is the title of Chapter 2 of the book?

3. Who discovered and studied the tobacco mosaic virus in 1892?

4. What did Dr. Nuland’s grandmother eventually die from?

5. How much did Robert DeMatteis weigh, according to the author in Chapter 11?

(see the answer key)

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