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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 spoke at length about his feelings.
(d) He was very respectful and helpful.

2. What ironic example of our deluded ideas towards death does Dr, Kubler-Ross give in chapter II?
(a) We find it unfathomable for someone to survive a horrific car accident, only to come home and be killed by a silly disease.
(b) We find it unfathomable for someone to go to war and survive on the front lines, only to come home and be killed in a car accident.
(c) We can hear stories of accidental deaths and murders every day, but we never expect that to happen to us.
(d) We understand when others we do not know die but refuse to accept that anyone in our circle could possibly pass away.

3. What does Dr. Kubler-Ross blame for the increased fear of death and dying?
(a) Poor communication.
(b) Modern technology.
(c) Loss of religion.
(d) Misplaced priorities.

4. What is the most common reaction to learning of a terminal illness?
(a) Anger.
(b) Fear.
(c) Acceptance.
(d) Denial.

5. What does the fourth stage of grief replace in the terminal patient?
(a) Anger.
(b) Hope.
(c) Denial.
(d) Acceptance.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who finally recognized and diagnosed the nun's disease?

2. What negative effect can come from encouraging a terminal patient?

3. What does Kubler-Ross say usually helps a great deal in the depression stage of grief?

4. How does Kubler-Ross say others should react to the denial of a terminal patient?

5. For what did the dentist have hope?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Kubler-Ross say should be the first concern of doctors?

2. What are some of the losses that Mrs. S. suffered before getting her terminal illness?

3. What is the most common reaction to learning of a terminal illness?

4. What did Kubler-Ross and her team do to try and help Mr. Y.?

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

6. About what do most terminal patients become depressed?

7. When is the mother of the small girl treated poorly by the medical staff?

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

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

10. How did the nursing staff treat the terminal ward of the hospital before Kubler-Ross's seminars?

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