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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. What is the first of the four degrees of incoherence discussed in Chapter 5?
(a) Colonic insanity.
(b) Virtual insanity.
(c) Moral insanity.
(d) Chronic insanity.

2. The human heart has a mass between how many grams?
(a) 250-350.
(b) 425-500.
(c) 650-750.
(d) 80-120.

3. What is described by the author in Chapter 5 as a physician who will investigate a disease by evaluating its origins and symptoms?
(a) Pathophysiologist.
(b) Neurologist.
(c) Radiologist.
(d) Optometrist.

4. Horace Giddens is described by Dr. Nuland as what in Chapter 2?
(a) “The Superman.”
(b) “The Wonderman.”
(c) “The Onlyman.”
(d) “The Everyman.”

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the title of Chapter 5?

2. What is the title of Chapter 1?

3. The human heart is enclosed in a double-walled protective sac called what?

4. What refers to a thick wall of muscle separating the right side and the left side of the heart?

5. Where was Irv Lipsiner when he suffered from complete cardiac heart failure, according to the author in Chapter 1?

Short Essay Questions

1. What case study does the author use as an example in his discussion of Alzheimer’s in Chapter 5?

2. How does the author describe the degeneration of his grandmother in Chapter 3?

3. What case study does the author cite in discussing death by murder in Chapter 6? How did this individual die?

4. What is related of Irv Lipsiner in Chapter 1? What was Lipsiner’s medical history?

5. What does the author beseech of the reader in his Introduction to How We Die?

6. What seven primary causes of death does the author cite for elderly patients in Chapter 4?

7. What represents progress in cardiac care, according to the author in Chapter 2?

8. What does the author say in relation to the expectation of growing old in Chapter 4?

9. How is “legal death” defined by the author in Chapter 6?

10. What medical progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease, according to the author in Chapter 5?

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