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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 are doctors primarily trained to do for terminal patients?
(a) Ease the passing.
(b) Prolong life.
(c) Relieve suffering.
(d) Provide moral and spiritual support.

2. What has caused us to fear a violent and catastrophic death, according to Kubler-Ross?
(a) The dramatized violent scenes in movies and on TV.
(b) Rising crime rates.
(c) The reality of constant warfare.
(d) Rumors of weapons of mass destruction.

3. How does Kubler-Ross say others should react to the denial of a terminal patient?
(a) They should be understanding and uncontradictory.
(b) They should try their hardest to get them to accept the truth.
(c) They should pretend to be in denial as well until they come around.
(d) They should ignore them until they are ready to face the facts.

4. From whom does Kubler-Ross say we should never hide the truth of death?
(a) Anyone.
(b) The loved ones.
(c) The patient.
(d) Children.

5. What do some terminal patients never psychologically do before they die?
(a) Accept the reality of their upcoming death.
(b) Make amends with their family members.
(c) Find peace in their souls.
(d) Arrange their worldy things.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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

4. What was so different about the dentist's stage of acceptance?

5. What is the third stage of grief?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the second stage of grief?

2. Who helped the nun remember her religious strength?

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

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

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

6. About what do most terminal patients become depressed?

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

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

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

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

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