Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers Test | Final Test - Hard

Mary Roach
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Barbet test his theory?

2. What state is H in when she arrives at UCSF medical center?

3. What is a mellified man used for?

4. How does Mary Roach describe plasticized organs?

5. What does Hugh Patterson of UCSF say about having arranged to donate his body to science?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is a mellified man?

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

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

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

5. What process is Wiigh-Masak advocating in Sweden?

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

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

If you could eliminate one question or technique that has arisen out of modern science and technology regarding the treatment of cadavers, what would it be, and why?

Essay Topic 2

Who is the primary audience for Mary Roach's book? Who is she writing for? Whose questions is she answering?

Essay Topic 3

What pressing question in modern society could cadavers be used for now? Make a case--serious or humorous or irreverent--for where cadavers could bring value to modern society.

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