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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 do researchers measure by creating typical scenarios?
(a) Time of death.
(b) Cause of death.
(c) The deceased's health at death.
(d) Age of the deceased.

2. The University of Tennessee Medical Center is the home to the only facility that does what?
(a) Field research on human body decay.
(b) Cadaver reanimation.
(c) Trade in cadaver tissues.
(d) Return stolen cadavers to their graves.

3. What did Mary Roach attend at UCSF?
(a) Training for people who talk with patients about giving their bodies to science.
(b) A face-lift refresher.
(c) Anatomy training.
(d) A memorial service for unnamed cadavers.

4. What does Dennis Shanahan normally investigate?
(a) Injured people's claims.
(b) Airlines claims.
(c) Deceased's families' claims.
(d) Side impacts.

5. Who is Dennis Shanahan?
(a) A surgeon.
(b) An injury analyst.
(c) A cadaver recruiter.
(d) An impact analyst.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was it hard for Shanahan to investigate the crash of TWA Flight 800?

2. How does Shanahan cope with his work?

3. Who is UM006?

4. What does Mary Roach wonder about the cadavers?

5. What was conspicuously absent from the event Mary Roach attended at UCSF?

Short Essay Questions

1. How were morticians preparing bodies at the San Francisco College of Mortuary Science?

2. How does Mary Roach say that the British circumvent consent laws for using cadavers for research or training?

3. Why does Dennis Tobin say people fall down when shot?

4. Describe the procedure in which UM006 was used.

5. Where did surgeons used to learn their techniques before they used cadavers?

6. How does Mary Roach say cadavers were treated in early dissections?

7. How much does UM006's family know what the cadaver is being used for?

8. How does Mary Roach describe the smell of dead bodies?

9. Why are human cadavers preferable to animals?

10. How does consent figure in the use of cadavers for medical training?

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