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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Mr. J. end up teaching Kubler-Ross?
(a) Anonymous interviews are sometimes exactly what certain people need.
(b) The sessions with terminal patients should not be viewed as teaching sessions.
(c) Acceptance will manifest itself in many different ways for different patients.
(d) Not all terminal patients will follow the same path to acceptance.

2. From what is the patient in chapter VI dying?
(a) Cancer.
(b) ALS.
(c) Hodgkin's.
(d) Parkinson's.

3. What does Mr. J. say that every terminally ill patient has?
(a) A reason to hope.
(b) A unique philosophy on life and death.
(c) A true knowledge of his or her impending death.
(d) A perspective unlike they have ever had before.

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

5. Who are described by Kubler-Ross as the "most desperate of all'?
(a) The spouses of terminal patients.
(b) Terminal patients who provoke others to anger.
(c) Terminal patients with no supportive family.
(d) Terminal patients with no religion in their lives.

6. When should a doctor discuss death with a terminal patient?
(a) When family is present to offer support.
(b) Long before it arrives.
(c) When there is no other option.
(d) When there is a definite timespan.

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

8. Who finally recognized and diagnosed the nun's disease?
(a) She did, after reading about it.
(b) A patient with the same disease.
(c) Her psychiatrist.
(d) Another nurse in the hospital she at which she worked.

9. What does Kubler-Ross state is the key for peace in most terminal patients and their families?
(a) Faith in a religious figure.
(b) Speaking with competent doctors.
(c) Strengthening familiy ties.
(d) Hope for a cure.

10. For what did the dentist have hope?
(a) To die with his family close by.
(b) A cure.
(c) A reconciliation with his siblings.
(d) A chance to write his story.

11. Of what does Kubler-Ross think bargaining is a sign?
(a) Unresolved guilt.
(b) Past abuse.
(c) Future suicidal tendencies.
(d) Irrational fear.

12. What do most terminal patients promise to do while in the third stage of grief?
(a) Never ask for anything again.
(b) Help the cause of researching their disease.
(c) Repent of all their past sins.
(d) Dedicate their lives to God.

13. What is the fastest way to strip terminal patients of their dignity?
(a) To make them beg for what they need.
(b) To not allow their family to visit.
(c) To continually talk about death.
(d) To treat them as unimportant.

14. How many family members has the patient in chapter VI seen die in a short amount of time?
(a) 4.
(b) 3.
(c) 2.
(d) 6.

15. What do some terminal patients never psychologically do before they die?
(a) Make amends with their family members.
(b) Arrange their worldy things.
(c) Accept the reality of their upcoming death.
(d) Find peace in their souls.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is at the core of Kubler-Ross's studies on death and dying?

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

3. What is the name of the terminal patient interviewed in chapter VI?

4. Why should we never give up on terminal patients?

5. Who causes the nun to examine her faith?

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