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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To whom was the patient in chapter VI not communicating his true feelings?
(a) The hospital staff.
(b) Kubler-Ross and her team.
(c) His wife.
(d) His children.

2. What finally allows the nun to come to terms with her anger?
(a) Finally hearing the proper diagnosis of her illness.
(b) Making peace with her family.
(c) Getting the chance to express her feelings.
(d) Helping other terminal patients deal with their anger.

3. 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 many more means of defending ourselves.
(d) We have not been taught the correct coping process.

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

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

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

7. How many times was the nun admitted to the hospital?
(a) 11.
(b) 15.
(c) 5.
(d) 20.

8. Why does Kubler-Ross feel that our inability to cope with death is such a selfish thing?
(a) We do not treat the hospital workers kindly.
(b) We do not focus enough on the needs of the dying patient.
(c) We feel that we are validated in treating others poorly because of our grief.
(d) We do not give enough to charities who are researching terminal illnesses.

9. Why was Mrs. W. unable to reach the stage of acceptance when she was ready?
(a) She felt guilty.
(b) Her husband would not let her.
(c) She died suddenly.
(d) Her children were too upset.

10. What are doctors primarily trained to do for terminal patients?
(a) Prolong life.
(b) Ease the passing.
(c) Provide moral and spiritual support.
(d) Relieve suffering.

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

12. How was the patient in chapter VI described by the medical staff?
(a) Uncommunicative.
(b) Condescending.
(c) Angry.
(d) Lonely.

13. What is usually the best way to help angry patients push past their feelings of anger?
(a) Giving them time and space.
(b) Talking to them.
(c) Recording them, and making them listen to themselves.
(d) Yelling with them.

14. What point was reiterated in the story of Mr. and Mrs. W.?
(a) That over-stimulation is harmful to the acceptance process.
(b) That we should pay more attention to the patient's wishes than our own.
(c) That closure is an important process in the dying process.
(d) That too much communication can be harmful.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kubler-Ross observe about patients who get the chance to express themselves before death?

2. As what did Mr. J. refer to his small happy moments?

3. What does Kubler-Ross state is the key for peace in most terminal patients and their families?

4. What terminal disease does the nun in chapter IV have?

5. What do most people do to cheer terminal patients that often makes the depression worse?

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