Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

Mary Roach
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 4, Dead Man Driving.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For how long after death can internal organs be identified?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Three weeks.
(c) A week.
(d) A month.

2. Who did the 'father of anatomy' dissect?
(a) Unwilling victims.
(b) Disinterred dead people.
(c) Executed criminals.
(d) Live criminals.

3. How does Mary Roach characterize the third stage of decay in a cadaver?
(a) Bloat with large numbers of maggots.
(b) Skin sloughing off, with maggots beneath the surface.
(c) Liquidation of internal organs.
(d) Persistence of putrescent odor.

4. What are researchers trying to determine by studying impacts?
(a) How much force a soldier can withstand.
(b) How to prevent side-impact injuries.
(c) How to design helmets.
(d) How rescue techniques can save lives.

5. Why does technology emulate the smell of dead bodies?
(a) To train dogs to find bodies.
(b) To study the receptors in flies and other insects.
(c) To attract flies to be studied.
(d) For theme parks and haunted houses.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are animals used exclusively?

2. What has resulted from car safety studies with cadavers, according to Mary Roach?

3. How much access do most hospitals have to cadavers to work on?

4. What does Mary Roach say patients at teaching hospitals would get, before 1800?

5. What was UM006 hit with?

(see the answer key)

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