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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. Why was the medical's staff description of the patient in chapter VI so surprising to Kubler-Ross and her team?
(a) He had many visitors around the clock.
(b) He seemed very sweet and accommodating.
(c) He was very respectful and helpful.
(d) He spoke at length about his feelings.

2. What does Kubler-Ross state that most terminal patients hope to be?
(a) An exception to the norm.
(b) A role model of strength.
(c) Their doctor's favorite patient.
(d) A beacon of hope to others.

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

4. As what did Mr. J. refer to his small happy moments?
(a) Bonuses.
(b) Bits and pieces.
(c) Miracles.
(d) Happinesses.

5. Why do we psychologically react more severely to death than the ancient man?
(a) The life of ancient man was not pleasant, and death was an escape.
(b) We have many more means of defending ourselves.
(c) We have not been taught the correct coping process.
(d) The ancient man had greater faith.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the biggest relief to an angry patient?

2. Over what had the patient in chapter VI been repressing grief?

3. What has Kubler-Ross and her team done for years that provides comfort for terminal patients?

4. In chapter VI, what did the patient's wife do that helped him overcome his depression?

5. What usually follows denial in the grieving process?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did the patient in chapter III become so unruly for the medical staff?

2. From what is the dentist suffering?

3. What is the name of the patient in chapter VIII?

4. Of what are most terminal patients truly in denial?

5. Who helped the nun remember her religious strength?

6. What is the fourth stage of grief?

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

8. Why does Kubler-Ross give all of the terminal patients in this book aliases?

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

10. What do we risk happening if we give up on a terminal patient?

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