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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did the patient in the last chapter describe how he was able to face his death after he changed his behavior?
(a) With more unequivocated love.
(b) With more motivation for happiness.
(c) With more equanimity.
(d) With more peace.

2. About whom is the courageous female patient in chapter X worried?
(a) Her family.
(b) The woman in the bed next to her.
(c) The doctors.
(d) Herself.

3. What did the daughter of the patient in chapter IX do that brought her mother much comfort after she had quit her job?
(a) Visited on weekends.
(b) Found a part-time job.
(c) Reached the stage of acceptance.
(d) Allowed the staff to do their job.

4. What does Cicely Saunders think is the most important thing for doctors to do with their terminally ill patients?
(a) Let them express their feelings about death.
(b) Let them bring in objects from home.
(c) Give them time to be outdoors before their death.
(d) Allow unlimited visits from family.

5. What does the author see some patients doing before she has a chance to invite them to her seminars?
(a) Speaking together of topics unrelated to death.
(b) Trying to analyze each other's fears.
(c) Holding informal groups of their own.
(d) Wasting away in despair.

6. What was one woman in chapter IX afraid of before she died?
(a) Hell.
(b) Her family would forget her.
(c) Worms.
(d) Her unrepented sins.

7. For what does Kubler-Ross say we should never judge families?
(a) Their anger towards the staff.
(b) Their love for the patients.
(c) Their seemingly unorthodox behaviors.
(d) Their ignorance of the disease.

8. Why does Kubler-Ross feel that a certain person would be most beneficial to the terminal patient at the time of passing?
(a) A soul can rest in peace when there is no one left to ask them to hold on.
(b) A therapist can alleviate the guilt for a loved one who does not feel comfortable being there.
(c) Having family closer can provide comfort in death for the patient.
(d) The doctor will know how to best ease the passing of the patient.

9. How long was Mr. Y. allowed to see his wife every day?
(a) Five hours.
(b) Five minutes.
(c) Fifty minutes.
(d) Not at all.

10. What is the patient in the last chapter suffering from the most?
(a) A loss of control.
(b) A loss of courage.
(c) A loss of identity.
(d) A loss of wealth.

11. Why was the one doctor so hostile towards Kubler-Ross and her seminars?
(a) He thought she cared only about the proceeds from her book.
(b) He had a bad experience with one of her colleagues.
(c) He felt she was undermining his treatment decisions.
(d) He equated her help with assisted suicide.

12. What did most of the students of Kubler-Ross's seminars have in common?
(a) They were incredibly skeptical at the beginning of the seminar.
(b) They had been treated poorly by doctors who did not respect their beliefs.
(c) They had past experiences with terminal illnesses.
(d) They all believed in the healing power of religion.

13. How do children at age three view death?
(a) Natural.
(b) Cruel.
(c) Temporary.
(d) Permanent.

14. What is a comfort to female terminal patients that is sometimes an aggravation to male patients?
(a) Being encouraged to hold on.
(b) Having a constant stream of visitors.
(c) Seeing the logistical details taken care of.
(d) Seeing their families continue and progress without them.

15. Why is the mother of the very small girl in chapter X so nervous about revealing to her daughter the true nature of her illness?
(a) She does not want to give the small girl unfounded hope.
(b) She does not want the small girl to feel that she was lied to later on.
(c) She does not want the small girl to lose hope.
(d) She does not want the small girl to be afraid to let her die.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who were the doctors of the patients who did not request the seminars with Kubler-Ross and her team?

2. What does Kubler-Ross say is important for children who have lost loved ones to do?

3. At what age are children able to start understanding the biological process of death?

4. How does Kubler-Ross try to establish a foundation of trust with the patients with whom she works?

5. What does the author Cicely Saunders say about terminally ill patients?

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