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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 does the fourth stage of grief replace in the terminal patient?
(a) Denial.
(b) Anger.
(c) Hope.
(d) Acceptance.

2. How does Kubler-Ross say Americans view death?
(a) As a negative and malicious thing that takes our loved ones away.
(b) As the end of hope.
(c) As an ending and cessation.
(d) As a reason to pull away from people we love in order to avoid pain.

3. What does hope do for terminal patients, according to Kubler-Ross?
(a) Nourishes the soul.
(b) Intimidates non-terminal patients.
(c) Holds off acceptance.
(d) Aggravates the doctors.

4. 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 go to war and survive on the front lines, only to come home and be killed in a car accident.
(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 survive a horrific car accident, only to come home and be killed by a silly disease.

5. What is at the core of Kubler-Ross's studies on death and dying?
(a) Weekly interviews with terminal patients.
(b) Interviews with doctors and nurses.
(c) Transcripts from psychiatric consults.
(d) Research books on the coping process.

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of terminal patient gets less attention and visits, even from the hospital staff?

2. What does Kubler-Ross say is more important than fluids and pain medication for one who is dying?

3. What tends to be of great relief to terminal patients?

4. How did Mrs. W. respond to what her husband arranged for her when she had reached the stage of acceptance?

5. What does Kubler-Ross say that we are really denying when we refuse to accept a terminal illness in someone we love?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the fourth stage of grief?

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

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

4. What does depression in terminal patients replace?

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

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

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

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

9. From what is the dentist suffering?

10. What was so surprising to Kubler-Ross about America's general fear of death?

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