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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through III and IV.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What has caused us to fear a violent and catastrophic death, according to Kubler-Ross?
(a) Rising crime rates.
(b) The dramatized violent scenes in movies and on TV.
(c) The reality of constant warfare.
(d) Rumors of weapons of mass destruction.

2. How does Kubler-Ross say others should react to the denial of a terminal patient?
(a) They should be understanding and uncontradictory.
(b) They should ignore them until they are ready to face the facts.
(c) They should pretend to be in denial as well until they come around.
(d) They should try their hardest to get them to accept the truth.

3. What does Kubler-Ross say that most American doctors are afraid to do?
(a) Accept that they, themselves, could die from an illness.
(b) Admit to a patient that he or she will die.
(c) Tell family members that a loved one is dying.
(d) Lose a patient on their watch.

4. From whom does Kubler-Ross say we should never hide the truth of death?
(a) The loved ones.
(b) The patient.
(c) Anyone.
(d) Children.

5. Why do we psychologically react more severely to death than the ancient man?
(a) The ancient man had greater faith.
(b) The life of ancient man was not pleasant, and death was an escape.
(c) We have not been taught the correct coping process.
(d) We have many more means of defending ourselves.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Kubler-Ross feel that our inability to cope with death is such a selfish thing?

2. What do some terminal patients never psychologically do before they die?

3. What does Kubler-Ross say will help us examine our own reactions and behaviors?

4. Why does Kubler-Ross think we put so much faith into machines?

5. What has caused us to de-personalize the dying process?

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