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. What does the character of Horace Giddens suffer from?
(a) Alzheimer’s Disease.
(b) AIDS.
(c) Chronic heart disease.
(d) Exsanguination.

2. What fifteenth century printer is quoted in the Introduction as having described the art of dying as “the craft for to deye for the helthe of mannessowle”?
(a) Rainer Maria Rilke.
(b) James Cowles Prichard.
(c) Charles Kingsley.
(d) William Caxton.

3. 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?
(a) No longer functioning.
(b) In overdrive.
(c) At its limit.
(d) At its weakest.

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

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 body heat.
(b) Lack of blinking.
(c) Lack of breathing.
(d) Loss of brain function.

Short Answer Questions

1. When was Researches into the Physical History of Man published?

2. How old was James McCarty when he was admitted to the university hospital where Dr. Nuland worked?

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

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. 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?

(see the answer key)

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