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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. For what did the nun become an advocate?
(a) Research of terminal illness.
(b) Patients whose needs were not being met.
(c) Religious rights of terminal patients.
(d) Social workers in the hospitals.

2. With what concept is a patient in denial usually really trying to deal?
(a) The shame of his or her past deeds.
(b) The love for his or her family.
(c) His or her need for help.
(d) The reality of his or her mortality.

3. About what was Mr. J. angry?
(a) The slow process of his death.
(b) Living a good life and being rewarded with a terminal illness.
(c) His family's lack of support.
(d) The lack of a cure for his illness.

4. What does Kubler-Ross say is more important than fluids and pain medication for one who is dying?
(a) Faith and hope for a cure.
(b) A silent partner to see him or her through.
(c) Handling of legal logistics.
(d) Patience, friendship, and support.

5. What is usually the real miracle for a terminal patient?
(a) Being grateful.
(b) Being healed.
(c) Finding acceptance.
(d) Seeing how many people their lives have touched.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Kubler-Ross so shocked at American's inability to accept death?

2. What is one thing that Kubler-Ross does NOT say terminal patients get angry about?

3. What is different about doctors who express hope to their terminal patients?

4. What does Kubler-Ross say denial is for most people?

5. What is the fourth stage of grief?

Short Essay Questions

1. What helped sustain the seventeen-year-old girl during her terminal illness?

2. How does the hospital staff initially respond to Kubler-Ross's seminars?

3. What does Kubler-Ross say we should use to treat patients with terminal illnesses?

4. What is the name of the last patient interviewed in the book?

5. Who helped the nun remember her religious strength?

6. What does Kubler-Ross call the quiet state that one enters before death?

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

8. What does Kubler-Ross say has caused our modern fear of death?

9. What was the most frustrating part of the last patient's illness?

10. Why does the mother of the small girl want to put her son in an institutionalized home when she dies?

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