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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. How many times was the nun admitted to the hospital?
(a) 20.
(b) 15.
(c) 11.
(d) 5.

2. What is the third stage of grief?
(a) Bargaining.
(b) Acceptance.
(c) Anger.
(d) Denial.

3. What is the name of the terminal patient interviewed in chapter VI?
(a) Mr. H.
(b) Mrs. H.
(c) Mr. D.
(d) Dr. D.

4. Why is Kubler-Ross so shocked at American's inability to accept death?
(a) People in Europe handle it much differently.
(b) Our culture has digressed in this area while advancing in many others.
(c) She did not expect it.
(d) Americans are so educated.

5. In chapter VI, what did the patient's wife do that helped him overcome his depression?
(a) She spoke to him about heaven and all the loved ones who would be waiting for him.
(b) She showed him how she would be able to move on.
(c) She arranged all of their logistical details.
(d) She pointed out his admirable traits.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who are described by Kubler-Ross as the "most desperate of all'?

2. With what concept is a patient in denial usually really trying to deal?

3. From whom does Kubler-Ross say we should never hide the truth of death?

4. What is the first stage of the grieving process?

5. What is the fastest way to strip terminal patients of their dignity?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does depression in terminal patients replace?

3. What negative effect can sometimes come from encouraging a terminally ill patient?

4. Why did some of the terminal patients ask for a second interview with Kubler-Ross and her team?

5. What is the third stage of grief?

6. What is the name of the patient in chapter VI?

7. What are doctors primarily trained to do?

8. What kind of students make up Kubler-Ross's team?

9. What is the single most common thing that terminal patients become angry about?

10. What are the two kinds of depression that terminal patients can experience?

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