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

2. What does Kubler-Ross state is the key for peace in most terminal patients and their families?
(a) Faith in a religious figure.
(b) Strengthening familiy ties.
(c) Speaking with competent doctors.
(d) Hope for a cure.

3. Why does Kubler-Ross feel that our inability to cope with death is such a selfish thing?
(a) We do not treat the hospital workers kindly.
(b) We do not focus enough on the needs of the dying patient.
(c) We feel that we are validated in treating others poorly because of our grief.
(d) We do not give enough to charities who are researching terminal illnesses.

4. What does Kubler-Ross say that we are really denying when we refuse to accept a terminal illness in someone we love?
(a) That the bonds of love will last.
(b) The hope of an after-life.
(c) Our own mortality.
(d) Our fear and longing.

5. From what is the patient in chapter VI dying?
(a) Hodgkin's.
(b) ALS.
(c) Parkinson's.
(d) Cancer.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the fourth stage of grief?

2. What do most people do to cheer terminal patients that often makes the depression worse?

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

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

5. What are doctors primarily trained to do for terminal patients?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the fifth stage of grief?

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

3. Who helped the nun remember her religious strength?

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

5. About what do most terminal patients become depressed?

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

7. Why did some of the terminal patients ask for a second interview with Kubler-Ross and her team?

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

9. What does depression in terminal patients replace?

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

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