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Michael Baden
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What fact about the 'magic' bullet does Baden point out that explains its ability to travel through more than one person?
(a) The bullet was large.
(b) The bullet was specially made.
(c) The bullet was not jacketed.
(d) The bullet was made with a full metal jacket.

2. How does Baden prove the bullet went into John Connally sideways?
(a) He reviewed the Xrays.
(b) He viewed the video.
(c) He physically examined him in 1978.
(d) He reviewed the medical notes of the attending physician.

3. What is Baden's first homicide case?
(a) A woman who poisons her husband.
(b) A shoot out in a hotel.
(c) A man who kills his wife's lover.
(d) A hit and run.

4. What do the police claim Frank Falco used to pretend he had a gun?
(a) A wooden gun.
(b) A Pepsi bottle.
(c) His finger.
(d) A Coke bottle.

5. What is the rule for jurisdiction when it comes to a dismembered body?
(a) Whoever has the legs has the case.
(b) Whoever has the brain has the case.
(c) Whoever has the heart has the case.
(d) Whoever has the hands has the case.

6. What did William Hare and William Burke do to obtain bodies to sell?
(a) Steal bodies from mortuaries.
(b) Steal bodies from hospitals.
(c) Find bodies during war.
(d) Murder people.

7. What does the group find has happened to Kennedy's brain?
(a) It has been eaten by rodents.
(b) It has disappeared from the archives.
(c) It has rotted away.
(d) It has been donated to science.

8. What were the complaints against Baden as ME by Morgenthau and Ferrer?
(a) He is a sloppy administrator, has bad judgment, and an uncooperative attitude.
(b) He is uncooperative, and improper with other staff members.
(c) He lies on the stand to protect the DA.
(d) He has bad judgment, is uncooperative, and lies to protect himself.

9. What trait does Baden note forensic pathologists have to have?
(a) They have to prefer academic medicine.
(b) They have to be emotional.
(c) They have to be comfortable in the limelight.
(d) They have to hate publicity.

10. In Chapter Two, what actually caused the death of the man being autopsied in fear of small pox?
(a) Chicken pox.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Mumps.
(d) Measles.

11. What fact does Baden point to that makes him believe Miriam Weinfeld was not raped?
(a) There was acid phosphatase in the vagina.
(b) There was no blood in her vagina.
(c) She was an older victim.
(d) Her hymen was intact.

12. What was the end result of Baden's case?
(a) He was moved into a different position.
(b) He was reinstated.
(c) He was given a settlement.
(d) He was not reinstated.

13. What happened in St. Louis in 1973 that hindered MIA investigations?
(a) There was a computer crash that lost military records.
(b) There was a fire that burned military records.
(c) There was a flood that damaged military records.
(d) There was a tornado that damaged military records.

14. What does Baden blame for the increase in mercury scare dsuring his time as ME?
(a) He blames environmental factors.
(b) He blames infected swordfish.
(c) He blames more accurate testing.
(d) He blames improper testing.

15. What does a cause of death of 'psychosis with exhaustion' really mean, according to Baden?
(a) That the victim was murdered by police for no reason.
(b) That the victim was killed by his own actions.
(c) That the victim died from exhaustion.
(d) That the victim was killed while being subdued after acting out.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Baden moonlight during his residency?

2. How often could autopsies be performed in Massachusetts?

3. What is rigor mortis?

4. What was the verdict in the Andre case?

5. Why do the fallopian tubes of prostitutes show scarring during autopsy?

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