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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. At what age are children able to start understanding the biological process of death?
(a) 9.
(b) 12.
(c) 10.
(d) 5.

2. Of what is non-communication from the family an indication?
(a) The family's denial.
(b) The family's guilty feelings.
(c) The family's rejection.
(d) The family's anger.

3. What was the biggest change that Kubler-Ross noticed when she had finished her seminars?
(a) The doctors were less hostile towards her.
(b) The nurses felt more confident.
(c) The staff was much more attentive to the terminal patients.
(d) Her own team was much more cohesive.

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

5. When does the courageous female patient say she will think about her death?
(a) When she feels it is time to die.
(b) When she knows her family is taken care of.
(c) When she sees her logistical details taken care of.
(d) When the doctors tell her there is nothing more they can do.

6. Why is the mother of the very small girl unhappy with the doctors who are treating her?
(a) They are not giving her updates on her condition.
(b) They are very condescending.
(c) They are not very attentive to her or her daughter.
(d) They seem to be too hopeful about a disease with a high mortality rate.

7. Where does the patient in the last chapter transfer the anger he has towards his wife?
(a) His children.
(b) Kubler-Ross and her staff.
(c) The hospital staff.
(d) Himself.

8. What is a child's main fear after age three?
(a) Hunger.
(b) Separation.
(c) Death.
(d) Pain.

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

10. What are the two characteristics that Kubler-Ross notes of a peaceful passing?
(a) Quiet and calm.
(b) Neither frightening nor painful.
(c) Unresistant and sweet.
(d) Joyful and peaceful.

11. Why did some of the nurses avoid tending to patients who were terminally ill?
(a) They felt their time was wasted on people who were dying.
(b) They did not want a patient to die while they were in the room.
(c) They did not like to be dragged down by depressed patients.
(d) They were afraid of getting sick.

12. Of what does chapter X primarily consist?
(a) Deeper explanations of the five stages of grief.
(b) Instructions for comforting family members of terminal patients.
(c) Interviews with patients.
(d) Coping strategies for terminally ill patients.

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

14. How does the courageous female patient keep her mind off of her impending death?
(a) She studies possible cures for her disease.
(b) She reads books.
(c) She writes stories for young terminally ill children.
(d) She thinks about and serves others.

15. What sustains the young girl in chapter X through her illness?
(a) Her amazingly supportive parents.
(b) Her faith that her fate is in God's hands.
(c) Her chance to discuss her illness with a therapist.
(d) Her very experienced doctors.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old was Mrs. S. when she was interviewed?

2. Who has become like a sister to Mrs. S. through all of her trials?

3. Why does Kubler-Ross feel that a certain person would be most beneficial to the terminal patient at the time of passing?

4. What has happened with the young girl's relationships since falling ill?

5. What is a child's main fear before age three?

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