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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 sustains the young girl in chapter X through her illness?
(a) Her very experienced doctors.
(b) Her amazingly supportive parents.
(c) Her faith that her fate is in God's hands.
(d) Her chance to discuss her illness with a therapist.

2. Of what is non-communication from the family an indication?
(a) The family's denial.
(b) The family's guilty feelings.
(c) The family's rejection.
(d) The family's anger.

3. What did Cicely Saunders do before she became an author?
(a) She was a therapist.
(b) She was a doctor.
(c) She was a lawyer.
(d) She was a nurse.

4. What can each terminal patient share with each other to lighten burdens all around?
(a) His or her own unique story.
(b) His or her thoughts on religion.
(c) A list of things for which he or she is grateful.
(d) His or her favorite jokes.

5. How old is the girl whose parents informed her of her disease instead of the doctor?
(a) 17.
(b) 13.
(c) 20.
(d) 10.

Short Answer Questions

1. Of what is a quiet state of a terminal patient an indication?

2. What hard task do family members of terminally ill patients need to do as the final sign of acceptance?

3. What is "the silence that goes beyond words"?

4. What is the name of the man in chapter IX who was unable to let his wife die and was keeping her from reaching the stage of acceptance?

5. For whom does Mrs. S. live her life?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some of the losses that Mrs. S. suffered before getting her terminal illness?

2. What is the name of the last patient interviewed in the book?

3. How did most of the terminal patients feel about Kubler-Ross's seminars when she first started them?

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

5. What helped sustain the seventeen-year-old girl during her terminal illness?

6. About what is the mother of the small girl frustrated with her doctors?

7. Why does the mother of the small girl want to put her son in an institutionalized home when she dies?

8. What does Kubler-Ross call the quiet state that one enters before death?

9. How did the nursing staff treat the terminal ward of the hospital before Kubler-Ross's seminars?

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

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