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

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

3. Why are animals used exclusively?
(a) Because children are not donated to science.
(b) Because the studies would be sacrilegious with human cadavers.
(c) Because the studies are so invasive.
(d) Because the studies are so disfiguring.

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

5. How much access do most hospitals have to cadavers to work on?
(a) A constant flow.
(b) Only rare amputations.
(c) Cadavers that are not claimed turn up from time to time.
(d) Cadavers are exceedingly rare outside of teaching hospitals.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Theresa, the attendant, say she copes with working with cadavers?

2. How often do families renege on their consent, according to Mike Walsh?

3. What other advantage does Marliena Marignani say comes from working on cadavers?

4. How do resident surgeons treat cadavers, in Mary Roach's account?

5. Who permitted anatomists to cut open executed criminals, in Mary Roach's account?

Short Essay Questions

1. What projects has the military used cadavers for, in Mary Roach's account?

2. What kinds of things does Mary Roach say have resulted from tests like the one on UM006?

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

4. When did injury analysis begin?

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

6. What does Rick Lowden study?

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

8. How does Mary Roach say cadavers have been treated, historically?

9. How does Mary Roach describe making cadavers bearable?

10. What cases does Mary Roach describe in which people murdered others in order to sell their bodies to surgeons?

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