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

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At what age was Irv Lipsiner when he suffered complete cardiac heart failure, according to the author in Chapter 1?
(a) 49.
(b) 41.
(c) 58.
(d) 92.

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

3. Dr. Nuland relates that cardiac events are what, if discovered soon enough in Chapter 1?
(a) “Officially treatable.”
(b) “Physically treatable.”
(c) “Technically treatable.”
(d) “Eminently treatable.”

4. Who wrote Researches into the Physical History of Mankind?
(a) Charles Kingsley.
(b) Harvey Nuland.
(c) James Cowles Prichard.
(d) Phil Whiting.

5. What poet is quoted by the author in the Introduction with the line, “Oh Lord, give each of us his own death”?
(a) Hippocrates.
(b) Rainer Maria Rilke.
(c) Dr. Kenneth Ring.
(d) Charles Kingsley.

Short Answer Questions

1. The lower chambers of the human heart are referred to by what name?

2. What word does Dr. Nuland use in Chapter 4 to refer to an impairment of language ability?

3. What term, commonly known as a heart attack, results from the interruption of blood supply to a part of the heart, causing heart cells to die?

4. According to the author in Chapter 4, whereas a young person might have been able to fight off or change the course of illness, the elderly are attacked when the body's parts-replacement process is what?

5. Of what does Horace Giddens eventually die in the play discussed in Chapter 2?

(see the answer key)

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