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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. The electric energy that stimulates the heart occurs where?
(a) The sinoatrial node.
(b) The ventricles.
(c) The atria.
(d) The atrioventricular node.
2. Dr. Nuland states that in another era, death was determined by the lack of a heartbeat. Today, however, death is equated with what?
(a) Lack of breathing.
(b) Loss of brain function.
(c) Lack of blinking.
(d) Loss of body heat.
3. What is the title of Chapter 3 of the book?
(a) “Three Score and Ten.”
(b) “Lessons Learned.”
(c) “Murder and Serenity.”
(d) “A Strangled Heart.”
4. 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?
(a) Myocardial infarction.
(b) Transient ischemic attack.
5. What does the character of Horace Giddens suffer from?
(c) Alzheimer’s Disease.
(d) Chronic heart disease.
Short Answer Questions
1. The human heart is enclosed in a double-walled protective sac called what?
2. All but how many names were changed in the stories shared by the author in How We Die: Reflections on Life's Final Chapter?
3. What is the number three killer of the elderly, according to the author in Chapter 4?
4. Who wrote Researches into the Physical History of Mankind?
5. According to the author in Chapter 1, James McCarty was the picture of what when he was admitted to the university hospital?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the author describe the metabolic changes of aging in Chapter 3?
2. How does the author explain man’s need for oxygen in Chapter 6?
3. How does the author describe the degeneration of his grandmother in Chapter 3?
4. What does the author beseech of the reader in his Introduction to How We Die?
5. How treatable are cardiac events, according to the author in Chapter 1?
6. What is related of Irv Lipsiner in Chapter 1? What was Lipsiner’s medical history?
7. What does Dr. Nuland suggest as the cause for the sense of peace that describes certain individuals who die through severe trauma in Chapter 6?
8. How are heart problems and heart disease diagnosed and predicted, according to the author in Chapter 2?
9. What happened when Dr. Nuland was doing Mr. McCarty’s paperwork, according to the author in Chapter 1?
10. What case study does the author cite in discussing death by murder in Chapter 6? How did this individual die?
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