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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 comfort did the dentist find while facing his death?
(a) He knew researchers were close to a cure.
(b) His wife and family knew that he loved them.
(c) He would be with the Lord.
(d) His logistical details were taken care of.

2. What did Mr. W. arrange for his wife when she reached the stage of acceptance?
(a) A lawyer to make out her will.
(b) An additional surgery.
(c) A chance to speak with Dr. Kubler-Ross.
(d) A final meeting with her children and grandchildren.

3. What is the first stage of the grieving process?
(a) Acceptance.
(b) Hope.
(c) Denial.
(d) Anger.

4. About what is the patient in chapter VI most depressed?
(a) He does not want to die.
(b) He has lost so many family members to death.
(c) His wife does not respect him.
(d) He does not believe in the afterlife.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What has caused us to de-personalize the dying process?

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

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

4. What is the fastest way to strip terminal patients of their dignity?

5. Why do we psychologically react more severely to death than the ancient man?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. About what do most terminal patients become depressed?

5. At whom was the last patient in the book so angry?

6. For whom does the courageous female patient feel sorry?

7. How does Kubler-Ross say death can be for the patient who is ready to meet it?

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

9. When is the mother of the small girl treated poorly by the medical staff?

10. What is the second stage of grief?

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