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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does Kubler-Ross say Americans view death?
(a) As an ending and cessation.
(b) As a negative and malicious thing that takes our loved ones away.
(c) As the end of hope.
(d) As a reason to pull away from people we love in order to avoid pain.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Kubler-Ross feel that our inability to cope with death is such a selfish thing?

2. What are the two different forms of depression?

3. Why does Kubler-Ross think we put so much faith into machines?

4. How was the patient in chapter VI described by the medical staff?

5. What does Kubler-Ross say we should pay the closest attention to about a terminal patient?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the third stage of grief?

2. What was so surprising to Kubler-Ross about America's general fear of death?

3. From what was the Catholic nun suffering?

4. Why does the wife of the patient in chapter VI resent her husband?

5. What is the second stage of grief?

6. What does the dentist have hope for up until the day he dies?

7. What does Kubler-Ross say that hope can do for a terminally ill patient?

8. From what is the dentist suffering?

9. What is the fourth stage of grief?

10. What does Kubler-Ross think we rely on to help those with terminal illnesses?

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