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

Sherwin B. Nuland
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where do Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D. and his family currently live, according to the Introduction?
(a) Utica, New York.
(b) Providence, Rhode Island.
(c) Augusta, Maine.
(d) Hamden, Connecticut.

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

4. What is the motto of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services?
(a) “Liberty, Health, and Freedom.”
(b) “Looking after America’s Health.”
(c) “Looking after the sick and injured.”
(d) “Improving the health, safety, and well-being of America.”

5. Dr. Nuland states that in another era, death was determined by the lack of a heartbeat. Today, however, death is equated with what?
(a) Loss of brain function.
(b) Loss of body heat.
(c) Lack of blinking.
(d) Lack of breathing.

Short Answer Questions

1. Dr. Nuland was in what year of his medical studies when he encountered James McCarty?

2. What is the title of Chapter 1?

3. What does the character of Horace Giddens suffer from?

4. Irv Lipsiner is described as an athlete and what in Chapter 1?

5. According to the author in the Introduction, “Everyone wants to know the details of dying, though few are willing to” what?

(see the answer key)

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