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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. Who is Mike Walsh?
(a) The head of dissection and anatomy at San Francisco College of Mortuary Science.
(b) A teaching surgeon.
(c) The director of willed bodies at Wayne State University.
(d) An investigator at the research center.

2. Who did Robert Knox buy corpses from?
(a) Churches.
(b) Murderers.
(c) Cemeteries.
(d) Teaching hospitals.

3. Who does Mary Roach say was often in attendance at surgeries?
(a) Policemen.
(b) Audiences.
(c) Scientists.
(d) Artists.

4. What does Mike Walsh say he typically tells families?
(a) All the details of the study including long-term follow-up.
(b) Nothing.
(c) Just the minimum facts.
(d) More than they need to know about their loved one.

5. What was Lowden threatened with if he fired upon cadaver legs?
(a) Arrest.
(b) Court martial.
(c) Discharge.
(d) Defunding.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Mary Roach surprised to learn about surgery?

2. What does Mary Roach wonder about the cadavers?

3. What kind of resistance did DeMaio meet over using cadavers, according to Mary Roach?

4. What do researchers measure by creating typical scenarios?

5. What was UM006 hit with?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was the result of the test Le Garde performed?

2. What were Shanahan's conclusions about the cause of the Flight 800 disaster?

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

4. What kinds of signs did the cadavers from Flight 800 have?

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

6. When did injury analysis begin?

7. What test was Captain Louis Le Garde ordered to perform in 1893?

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

9. Describe the procedure in which UM006 was used.

10. Why does Duncan McPherson say people fall down when shot?

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