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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do we need to strengthen the most in ourselves, according to Kubler-Ross?
(a) Our ability to tell the truth.
(b) Our emotional stability.
(c) Our physical strength.
(d) Our support systems.

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

4. What is different about doctors who express hope to their terminal patients?
(a) They are too caught up in the emotions of their patient.
(b) They are seen as unscientific.
(c) They are more readily trusted.
(d) They are making promises they cannot keep.

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

6. To what does Kubler-Ross wish we could return?
(a) A time when mourning was natural and cathartic rather than causing deep anger.
(b) A time when Americans were more like Europeans.
(c) A time when death was not feared.
(d) A time when technology was simpler and religion was richer.

7. Why does Kubler-Ross think we put so much faith into machines?
(a) It distracts us from the truth.
(b) It gives us a false sense of hope.
(c) It helps us deny our mortality.
(d) It helps us forget our pain.

8. How did Mrs. W.'s husband see her acceptance of death?
(a) Detachment and rejection.
(b) A reason to hope for recovery.
(c) A symptom of her disease.
(d) A beautiful process.

9. What usually accompanies depression in the terminally ill patient?
(a) Relief.
(b) The beginning of acceptance.
(c) Shame and guilt.
(d) Despair and sadness.

10. For what did the nun become an advocate?
(a) Religious rights of terminal patients.
(b) Research of terminal illness.
(c) Patients whose needs were not being met.
(d) Social workers in the hospitals.

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

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

13. What has Kubler-Ross and her team done for years that provides comfort for terminal patients?
(a) Allow patients to speak and be careful listeners.
(b) Donate money to a charity for research on terminal illnesses.
(c) Instruct doctors and nurses in the proper ways to care for terminal patients.
(d) Hold seminars for family members of deceased patients.

14. Who causes the nun to examine her faith?
(a) A Jewish man.
(b) A Methodist pastor.
(c) Another nun.
(d) A Catholic priest.

15. Why do some terminal patients never reach the final stage of grief?
(a) They run out of time.
(b) Their families will not let them let go.
(c) They feel it is unnecessary.
(d) They fight their mortality to the death.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What is the fifth stage of grief?

4. What point was reiterated in the story of Mr. and Mrs. W.?

5. What are terminal patients usually upset about when they reach the fourth stage of grief?

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