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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. What tends to be of great relief to terminal patients?
(a) Hope.
(b) Love.
(c) Honesty.
(d) Diligence.

2. What comfort did the dentist find while facing his death?
(a) His wife and family knew that he loved them.
(b) He knew researchers were close to a cure.
(c) His logistical details were taken care of.
(d) He would be with the Lord.

3. What do we need to strengthen the most in ourselves, according to Kubler-Ross?
(a) Our physical strength.
(b) Our emotional stability.
(c) Our support systems.
(d) Our ability to tell the truth.

4. What was so different about the dentist's stage of acceptance?
(a) He had truly accepted the idea of dying, yet he still had hope.
(b) He had a false sense of acceptance.
(c) He had skipped from denial all the way to acceptance.
(d) He had reached acceptance while his family was stuck in the stage of depression.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Kubler-Ross observe about patients who get the chance to express themselves before death?

2. What finally allows the nun to come to terms with her anger?

3. Why do some terminal patients never reach the final stage of grief?

4. To what other psychological ailment is denial related?

5. What is the name of the terminal patient interviewed in chapter VI?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are doctors primarily trained to do?

2. What does the hospice team help the wife of the patient in chapter VI to do?

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

4. How does Kubler-Ross counsel family members to respond to their terminally ill loved ones who are in denial?

5. What is the fifth stage of grief?

6. What is the third stage of grief?

7. From what was the Catholic nun suffering?

8. What is the fourth stage of grief?

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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