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Sherwin B. Nuland
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word from Chapter 10 refers to the transference of malignant or cancerous cells to other parts of the body by way of the blood or lymphatic vessels or membranous surfaces?
(a) Metastasis.
(b) Metabolomics.
(c) Acute infection.
(d) Obtundation.

2. The author claims in the Epilogue, “I will not allow a specialist to decide” what?
(a) “When to let go.”
(b) “Who lives and who dies.”
(c) “How to begin treatment.”
(d) “When to begin treatment.”

3. In what year was Ishmael Garcia diagnosed with HIV?
(a) 1995.
(b) 1990.
(c) 1983.
(d) 1979.

4. How old was Robert DeMatteis, as described in Chapter 11?
(a) 56.
(b) 63.
(c) 49.
(d) 38.

5. Robert DeMatteis’s determination to not lose what made him stand out in Dr. Nuland’s mind?
(a) The best part of himself.
(b) His sense of humor.
(c) His greatest talent.
(d) His positive outlook.

6. What is the title of Chapter 10?
(a) “Lessons Learned.”
(b) "Accidents, Suicide, and Euthanasia."
(c) "The Malevolence of Cancer."
(d) “Doors to Death of the Aged.”

7. What is the title of Chapter 7?
(a) “Three Score and Ten.”
(b) “The Life of a Virus and the Death of a Man.”
(c) "Accidents, Suicide, and Euthanasia."
(d) “A Strangled Heart.”

8. Who discovered and studied the tobacco mosaic virus in 1892?
(a) Dmitri Ivanovsky.
(b) Lillian Hellman.
(c) John Webster.
(d) William Caxton.

9. The author claims in the Epilogue, “We live today in the era not of the art of dying, but of the art of” what?
(a) “Saving life.”
(b) “Taking life.”
(c) “Living life.”
(d) “Changing life.”

10. It is suggested that Ishmael Garcia contracted HIV by what means?
(a) Cutting himself on the subway.
(b) During a surgical procedure.
(c) Drug use.
(d) Sexual intercourse.

11. Robert DeMatteis only accepted treatment for his cancer at the urging of whom?
(a) His father.
(b) His daughter.
(c) His mother.
(d) His wife.

12. What is the title of Chapter 12?
(a) “Lessons Learned.”
(b) “A Valentine—and How it Fails.”
(c) “The Life of a Virus and the Death of a Man.”
(d) “A Strangled Heart.”

13. What does the Latin phrase “Arsmorendi is ars vivendi” mean?
(a) “Death belongs to life, life belongs to death.”
(b) “The art of dying is the art of living.”
(c) “Some must die so that others may live.”
(d) “Some live to die, others die to live.”

14. AIDS was first recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in what year?
(a) 1981.
(b) 1975.
(c) 1986.
(d) 1990.

15. Approximately when was Hippocrates born?
(a) 225 B.C.
(b) 115 A.D.
(c) 460 B.C.
(d) 650 B.C.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author asserts in the Epilogue, “Between the lines of this book lies an unspoken plea for the resurrection of” what?

2. Who wrote The Water-Babies, A Fairy Tale for a Land Baby?

3. What does Dr. Nuland say influenced the medical decisions he made in his brother's care in Chapter 11?

4. What profession did Robert DeMatteis have?

5. The author claims in the Epilogue that “good health is a guarantee of” what?

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