Chapter 1, A Head is a Terrible Thing to Waste
1. What class does Mary Roach attend in order to talk with surgeons who worked on decapitated heads?
(a) Face lift refresher.
(b) Brain trauma.
(c) Blunt force damage.
(d) Wound repair.
2. How does Theresa, the attendant, say she copes with working with cadavers?
(a) She tells herself again and again that they wanted this.
(b) She tells herself that she's practicing so she can get it right when it matters.
(c) She thinks of them as being made of wax.
(d) She tells herself the story of the person's life.
3. What is objectification, according to Mary Roach?
(a) A technique for keeping control during surgery.
(b) A coping mechanism.
(c) A way to keep from cracking up during a procedure.
(d) A means of seeing humanity even in the cadaver.
4. What does objectification provide surgeons with, in Mary Roach's account?
(a) Clear visualization.
(b) Freedom from liability.
(d) Emotional distance.
5. Why are surgeons nervous, according to Mary Roach?
(a) They are usually timed.
(b) They are superstitious.
(c) Because they are working with human remains.
(d) They only have a limited number of attempts to work with cadavers.
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