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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is "the silence that goes beyond words"?
(a) A peaceful transition from life.
(b) The last flickering of the flame of life.
(c) The sound of eyes closing for the last time.
(d) The stillness of a heart no longer beating.

2. What does Kubler-Ross want the patients to lose their fear of saying?
(a) Death and hope.
(b) Death and fear.
(c) Heaven and hell.
(d) Death and cancer.

3. What does Kubler-Ross say a therapist will see while witnessing the passing of many terminal patients?
(a) The uniqueness of each person's life.
(b) The quiet strength of the human soul.
(c) The lack of fear that can accompany death.
(d) The awful loneliness that is left when a person dies.

4. What can each terminal patient share with each other to lighten burdens all around?
(a) His or her own unique story.
(b) His or her thoughts on religion.
(c) A list of things for which he or she is grateful.
(d) His or her favorite jokes.

5. What does the author Cicely Saunders say about terminally ill patients?
(a) They are all more emotionally healthy than most of their families.
(b) They all know they are going to die, even before they are told.
(c) They all keep hope until the end that they will be cured.
(d) They are content to die until someone tells them they should fight it.

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

7. How does the young girl in chapter X view death?
(a) A reunion.
(b) A twinkling.
(c) A progression.
(d) A rest.

8. For whom does Mrs. S. live her life?
(a) Her sisters.
(b) Her beloved parents.
(c) Her sickly spouse.
(d) Her two sons.

9. How did some of the inattentive nurses respond to Kubler-Ross's seminars?
(a) They became strong advocates of her work and now teach her seminars.
(b) They were motivated to report the doctors who had been so callous.
(c) They were offended at having their actions judged.
(d) They worked together to write a new manual specifically for nurses.

10. What is sometimes the only thing that will allow a family member to let go of his or her terminally-ill loved ones?
(a) A hypnotic state.
(b) Their death.
(c) A tribute of love.
(d) A long talk.

11. What does Kubler-Ross tell the clergy that their tools for helping the terminally ill really are?
(a) A way to keep the patient from entering the stage of acceptance.
(b) A way to earn the trust of the patient and undermine the doctors.
(c) A way to appear wiser than their medical doctors.
(d) A way to hide the real truth from themselves and the patients.

12. What does Kubler-Ross say is important for children who have lost loved ones to do?
(a) Have the process of death explained to them.
(b) Keep silent about their fears.
(c) Talk about their feelings and fears.
(d) Be embraced by loving arms.

13. What does the courageous female patient teach Kubler-Ross?
(a) That denial can be useful and healthy.
(b) That every person has an individual approach to acceptance.
(c) That service is an antidote to depression.
(d) That the depression stage can be skipped altogether.

14. How old was Mrs. S. when she was interviewed?
(a) 49.
(b) 33.
(c) 55.
(d) 29.

15. 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) Give them time to be outdoors before their death.
(c) Let them bring in objects from home.
(d) Allow unlimited visits from family.

Short Answer Questions

1. What sustains the young girl in chapter X through her illness?

2. What is the term given to doctor's non-physical treatment of their patients?

3. 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?

4. What is the name of the man in chapter IX who was unable to let his wife die and was keeping her from reaching the stage of acceptance?

5. What does the courageous female patient equate with death?

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