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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 ended the belief in severed head consciousness?
(a) Legallois.
(b) George Martin.
(c) Dr. Joseph Ignace Guillotin.
(d) Brown-Sequard.

2. What did Frederick Zugibe say about Dr. Pierre Barbet's work?
(a) That he had used the wrong chemicals in his analysis.
(b) That tests in which live people are strapped to crosses are ineffective.
(c) That he had been unethical in his use of cadavers.
(d) That he had incorrectly located Destot's place.

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

4. What fear did people have before modern science clarified brain death?
(a) Being buried alive.
(b) Being used in ballistics tests.
(c) Having limbs and organs removed.
(d) Being used for scientific experimentation.

5. When did McDougal perform his experiments?
(a) 1850.
(b) 1826.
(c) 1907.
(d) 1980.

Short Answer Questions

1. What experience supported the claim of the man who claimed to end the belief that severed heads remained conscious?

2. What is the purpose of acetone in the University of Michigan Medical School process that Mary Roach observes?

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

4. Why were skeletons no longer procured from there?

5. What did Legallois argue might bring a severed head back to consciousness?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was Dr. Joseph Guillotin and what was his opinion about the ethics of decapitation as a method of execution?

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

4. What is plastination?

5. Describe the procedure in which H was opened.

6. What test did French physician Brown-Sequard perform?

7. What is the accepted standard for death in the medical community, according to Mary Roach?

8. What practice came from experiments from V. N. Shamov?

9. What does Mary Roach find is the Catholic perspective on composting human remains?

10. What is a mellified man?

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