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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. What did Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin say about the guillotine?
(a) It was the most modern way to execute someone.
(b) It was inhumane.
(c) It was the least painful form of execution.
(d) It was a model of modern efficiency.

2. What did Robert White have some success with?
(a) Transplanting monkey heads.
(b) Transplanting dog heads.
(c) Transplanting human heads.
(d) Transplanting dog hearts.

3. What almost prevented cremation from getting off the ground?
(a) Laws governing disposal of human remains.
(b) The personalities of the people who ran it.
(c) Ties to Catholicism.
(d) The sense of secularism.

4. What is the result of water reduction?
(a) Sterile liquid.
(b) Shorter periods of bloat in decomposition.
(c) Tissue that does not decompose quickly.
(d) Preserved tissue.

5. What did Brown-Sequard's test of Legallois' notion appear to show?
(a) No movement in canine or human heads.
(b) Response in a human head.
(c) Voluntary movement in a dog's head.
(d) Speech in a child's head.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Barbet test his skepticism?

2. What is 'water reduction'?

3. What does Mary Roach go to Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital to explore?

4. What did people believe they might do with severed heads?

5. What was Barbet skeptical about?

Short Essay Questions

1. What was Pierre Barbet's conclusion about Armailhac's request?

2. What was Father Armailhac's request for scientific study?

3. What part of the history of cremation does Mary Roach describe?

4. Describe the procedure in which H was opened.

5. Who typically sold body parts, and for what purposes?

6. What is plastination?

7. How did Barbet test the strength of the palms for holding up a person's weight?

8. What does Mary Roach say she ultimately wants to do with her body?

9. What does Mary Roach say she wants to become if she donates her body?

10. What was Frederick Zugibe's test and his conclusion?

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