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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 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 understand when others we do not know die but refuse to accept that anyone in our circle could possibly pass away.
(c) We can hear stories of accidental deaths and murders every day, but we never expect that to happen to us.
(d) 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.

2. What is not necessary to do when a patient is unable to accept reality?
(a) Letting him or her remain in denial.
(b) Working to prolong his or her life.
(c) Talking about the terminal nature of his or her disease.
(d) Moving on with the necessary items.

3. Why is Kubler-Ross so shocked at American's inability to accept death?
(a) Americans are so educated.
(b) People in Europe handle it much differently.
(c) She did not expect it.
(d) Our culture has digressed in this area while advancing in many others.

4. How many times was the nun admitted to the hospital?
(a) 5.
(b) 15.
(c) 11.
(d) 20.

5. What is the name of the terminal patient interviewed in chapter VI?
(a) Mr. H.
(b) Dr. D.
(c) Mr. D.
(d) Mrs. H.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is at the core of Kubler-Ross's studies on death and dying?

2. From whom does Kubler-Ross say we should never hide the truth of death?

3. What creates the greatest amount of stress for a terminal patient?

4. What does Kubler-Ross say will help us examine our own reactions and behaviors?

5. What does the fourth stage of grief replace in the terminal patient?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do we risk happening if we give up on a terminal patient?

2. What is the fourth stage of grief?

3. What is the third stage of grief?

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

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

6. What is the second stage of grief?

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

8. What is the name of the patient in chapter VI?

9. About what do most terminal patients become depressed?

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

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