On Death and Dying Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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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 usually follows denial in the grieving process?
(a) Acceptance.
(b) Despair.
(c) Hope.
(d) Anger.

2. What does Kubler-Ross say denial is for most people?
(a) A buffer that allows the patient to mobilize other, less radical defenses.
(b) A motivation to continue finding other diagnoses.
(c) A way to separate one's self from reality.
(d) A defensive device that will speed up the process of death.

3. How does Kubler-Ross say Americans view death?
(a) As the end of hope.
(b) As an ending and cessation.
(c) As a negative and malicious thing that takes our loved ones away.
(d) As a reason to pull away from people we love in order to avoid pain.

4. What is the most common reaction to learning of a terminal illness?
(a) Anger.
(b) Denial.
(c) Acceptance.
(d) Fear.

5. What ironic example of our deluded ideas towards death does Dr, Kubler-Ross give in chapter II?
(a) We find it unfathomable for someone to go to war and survive on the front lines, only to come home and be killed in a car accident.
(b) We understand when others we do not know die but refuse to accept that anyone in our circle could possibly pass away.
(c) We find it unfathomable for someone to survive a horrific car accident, only to come home and be killed by a silly disease.
(d) We can hear stories of accidental deaths and murders every day, but we never expect that to happen to us.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many times was the nun admitted to the hospital?

2. What does Kubler-Ross say that we are really denying when we refuse to accept a terminal illness in someone we love?

3. What has Kubler-Ross and her team done for years that provides comfort for terminal patients?

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

5. What tends to be of great relief to terminal patients?

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