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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What usually accompanies depression in the terminally ill patient?

2. How many times was the nun admitted to the hospital?

3. To what does Kubler-Ross wish we could return?

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

5. Of what does Kubler-Ross think bargaining is a sign?

Short Essay Questions

1. From what is the dentist suffering?

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

3. What are doctors primarily trained to do?

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

5. What is the single most common thing that terminal patients become angry about?

6. What does depression in terminal patients replace?

7. About what do most terminal patients become depressed?

8. From what was the Catholic nun suffering?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mrs. S. was a dynamic woman who had faced many different trials in her life. What were these trials, and how did they affect her ability to grieve properly?

Essay Topic 2

What are the progressive stages and ages of a child's understanding of death? How can an adult explain the death of a loved one to children in these different stages? Use examples from the book to support your ideas.

Essay Topic 3

What did Kubler-Ross feel was the most important thing for terminally ill patients to do, and what are three ways that this can be done?

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