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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is at the core of Kubler-Ross's studies on death and dying?
(a) Interviews with doctors and nurses.
(b) Transcripts from psychiatric consults.
(c) Weekly interviews with terminal patients.
(d) Research books on the coping process.

3. About what was Mr. J. angry?
(a) The slow process of his death.
(b) His family's lack of support.
(c) The lack of a cure for his illness.
(d) Living a good life and being rewarded with a terminal illness.

4. Why do most patients enter the third stage of grief?
(a) They are attempting to postpone the inevitable.
(b) They want to believe there is a way to be released from their situation.
(c) They are afraid to let go of their anger.
(d) They want more control of their circumstances.

5. The author says, "We should speak as openly about death as we do about... " what?
(a) The beauties of nature.
(b) Our emotions in other areas.
(c) The expectation of a new baby.
(d) What we did at work that day.

6. What does Kubler-Ross state that most terminal patients hope to be?
(a) A role model of strength.
(b) A beacon of hope to others.
(c) An exception to the norm.
(d) Their doctor's favorite patient.

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

8. What does Kubler-Ross say is more important than fluids and pain medication for one who is dying?
(a) Patience, friendship, and support.
(b) Faith and hope for a cure.
(c) Handling of legal logistics.
(d) A silent partner to see him or her through.

9. What does Kubler-Ross say will help us examine our own reactions and behaviors?
(a) Walking the halls of a hospital.
(b) Spending time with the elderly.
(c) Reading about the grief process.
(d) Speaking with other people who have deceased family members.

10. What creates the greatest amount of stress for a terminal patient?
(a) Looking death in the face.
(b) Being a useless member of society.
(c) Feeling that they are abandoning loved ones.
(d) Losing control of one's environment.

11. Why should we never give up on terminal patients?
(a) They need our strength.
(b) It is often offensive.
(c) There is never reason to give up hope.
(d) We do not want them to give up on themselves.

12. What has caused us to de-personalize the dying process?
(a) The distance we put between the dying and ourselves.
(b) The strict visitation rules at hospitals.
(c) The taboo of speaking openly about religion.
(d) The high number of machines that are used to prolong life.

13. What tends to be of great relief to terminal patients?
(a) Diligence.
(b) Love.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Hope.

14. What did Mr. W. arrange for his wife when she reached the stage of acceptance?
(a) A lawyer to make out her will.
(b) An additional surgery.
(c) A final meeting with her children and grandchildren.
(d) A chance to speak with Dr. Kubler-Ross.

15. To what other psychological ailment is denial related?
(a) Shock.
(b) Hatred.
(c) Fear.
(d) Hope.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kubler-Ross say usually helps a great deal in the depression stage of grief?

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

3. Why did some patients ask Kubler-Ross and her team for a second interview?

4. What ironic example of our deluded ideas towards death does Dr, Kubler-Ross give in chapter II?

5. What does Mr. J. say that every terminally ill patient has?

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