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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) 10 years.
(c) 100 years.
(d) 2 years.

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

3. Where does Mary Roach say medical school skeletons used to come from?
(a) Calcutta.
(b) China.
(c) Indiana.
(d) Mexico.

4. What had American Philip Backman developed a technique for?
(a) Cryogenically freezing human remains.
(b) Freeze-drying human remains.
(c) Liquefying human remains.
(d) Plasticizing human remains.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What did Dr. Duncan McDougal try to measure?

3. What is a mellified man?

4. When did McDougal perform his experiments?

5. What percentage of bodies donated to science are used for anatomy lab lessons?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the procedure in which H was opened.

2. What belief did Georges Martin try to debunk?

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

4. How are animals disposed of at Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, in Mary Roach's account?

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

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

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

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

9. What is a mellified man?

10. What percentage of cadavers donated to science become anatomy lab dissections?

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