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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 Kubler-Ross say a therapist will see while witnessing the passing of many terminal patients?
(a) The uniqueness of each person's life.
(b) The awful loneliness that is left when a person dies.
(c) The quiet strength of the human soul.
(d) The lack of fear that can accompany death.

2. What did her experience with Mr. Y. teach Kubler-Ross?
(a) There should be a support system for family members of terminal patients.
(b) There are some people who will never let go of a loved one who is dying.
(c) Love can heal many physical wounds.
(d) Hospitals should not have such strict regulations on visiting hours.

3. What does the author see some patients doing before she has a chance to invite them to her seminars?
(a) Trying to analyze each other's fears.
(b) Wasting away in despair.
(c) Speaking together of topics unrelated to death.
(d) Holding informal groups of their own.

4. Of what does chapter X primarily consist?
(a) Deeper explanations of the five stages of grief.
(b) Instructions for comforting family members of terminal patients.
(c) Interviews with patients.
(d) Coping strategies for terminally ill patients.

5. What does the author Cicely Saunders say about terminally ill patients?
(a) They all keep hope until the end that they will be cured.
(b) They are content to die until someone tells them they should fight it.
(c) They all know they are going to die, even before they are told.
(d) They are all more emotionally healthy than most of their families.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a comfort to female terminal patients that is sometimes an aggravation to male patients?

2. Who shows resistance to Kubler-Ross's seminars on death when she first starts?

3. Who spoke to the daughter in chapter IX about what her mother needed from her?

4. For what does Kubler-Ross say we should never judge families?

5. What was one woman in chapter IX afraid of before she died?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. At what age do children begin to be able to understand the biological qualities of death?

6. What was the occupation of Mr. Y.?

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

8. What does death seem like to a three-year-old child?

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

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

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