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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 do we need to strengthen the most in ourselves, according to Kubler-Ross?
(a) Our emotional stability.
(b) Our ability to tell the truth.
(c) Our physical strength.
(d) Our support systems.

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

3. What creates the greatest amount of stress for a terminal patient?
(a) Being a useless member of society.
(b) Losing control of one's environment.
(c) Looking death in the face.
(d) Feeling that they are abandoning loved ones.

4. To what other psychological ailment is denial related?
(a) Shock.
(b) Hope.
(c) Fear.
(d) Hatred.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. When should a doctor discuss death with a terminal patient?

2. About what was Mr. J. angry?

3. What do some terminal patients never psychologically do before they die?

4. What does Kubler-Ross say that most American doctors are afraid to do?

5. Who causes the nun to examine her faith?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What are doctors primarily trained to do?

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

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

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

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

7. From what is the dentist suffering?

8. What is the third stage of grief?

9. What is the fourth stage of grief?

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

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