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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. How long until a mellified man can be put to use?
(a) 1 year.
(b) 2 years.
(c) 100 years.
(d) 10 years.

2. What sign ultimately showed doctors and families that a person was dead?
(a) A person's reflexes no longer reacted.
(b) A heartbeat could not be detected.
(c) The body began to smell.
(d) A person's breath could not be detected.

3. What does Mary Roach say funeral reform was driven by?
(a) Religion.
(b) Government regulation.
(c) Utilitarianism.
(d) Big business.

4. Why were skeletons no longer procured from there?
(a) Because regulations were imposed on shipping human remains.
(b) Because the packing and labeling practices were poor.
(c) Authorities found out that children were being murdered for the trade.
(d) Because human rights groups objected.

5. When did Father Armaillhac subject the Shroud of Turin to scientific study?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1896.
(c) 1914.
(d) 1931.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did attempts to determine death typically entail, before modern science?

2. What did Frederick Zugibe test?

3. What almost prevented cremation from getting off the ground?

4. How did Barbet test his theory?

5. What did Dr. Pierre Barbet focus on in the Shroud?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Dr. Robert White do with a monkey brain, and what was Mary Roach's question for Dr. Robert White?

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

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

6. What did Duncan McDougal try to measure?

7. What was H being used for at the UCSF Medical Center when Mary Roach was observing?

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

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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