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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 did medical examiners have to decide between as a cause of death for Elvis?
(a) Drugs or gonorrhea.
(b) Cancer or drugs.
(c) Heart disease or drugs.
(d) Cancer or heart disease,

2. What group was set up in 1977 to help explain the Kennedy assassination?
(a) The CIA.
(b) The Board of Presidential Death.
(c) The Federal Investigative Bureau.
(d) The Select Committee on Assassinations.

3. What does Baden note is the desire of the DAs office in terms of the ME?
(a) The DA wants the ME to be completely truthful.
(b) The DA wants the ME to bend findings to meet his or her needs.
(c) The DA wants the ME to lie.
(d) The DA wants the ME to answer to political pressure.

4. What did Humes originally claim had happened to the bullet that went into Kennedy's back?
(a) It was lodged in the body.
(b) It exited through the arm.
(c) It fell back out the entrance wound.
(d) It exited through the stomach.

5. What case does Baden believe was a triumph for forensic medicine in 1910?
(a) The Crippen murder case.
(b) The Jack the Ripper case.
(c) The Triffin murder case.
(d) The William Hogarth case.

6. What does Baden believe the group proved, beyond a doubt?
(a) Kennedy was not assassinated.
(b) Kennedy was killed by the government.
(c) Kennedy was shot by a single shooter.
(d) There were two shooters during the Kennedy assassination.

7. What did Dan Reidy ask Wilbur Howard to do before he died?
(a) Bury his wife.
(b) Confess to police.
(c) Ask for forgiveness.
(d) Put a confession in a lock box.

8. During Chapter Two, what do the doctors at the table of the woman who died believe was her cause of deathf?
(a) A heart attack.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Choking.
(d) Drug abuse.

9. Why are many exotic poisons difficult to detect during autopsy?
(a) The tests are difficult to obtain.
(b) The poisons leave the body before autopsy.
(c) The poisons are small in dose.
(d) The tests are too expensive to run routinely.

10. The baby Baden is called to investigate immediately following the death of the lady at the benefit died from what?
(a) Abuse.
(b) Pneumonia.
(c) Neglect.
(d) Small pox.

11. What does Baden note about the FBI photographer at the scene of the autopsy?
(a) He had never done autopsy photos.
(b) His camera was insufficient for the job.
(c) He did not have clearance.
(d) He was overqualified.

12. What does Baden note his profession was believed to be?
(a) A place for the elite in the field of medicine.
(b) A dumping ground for incompetents.
(c) A dumping ground for those who couldn't finish medical school.
(d) A place for only the most intelligent.

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

14. If the primary method of identification is not available, what is the second type used?
(a) Bone scans.
(b) Family identification.
(c) ID Tags.
(d) Dental records.

15. Who was the first medical examiner of New York City?
(a) Henry Wilcox.
(b) Dr. Charles Norris.
(c) Tammany Hall.
(d) John Mitchel.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Ann Hart sue the government?

2. What fact about the 'magic' bullet does Baden point out that explains its ability to travel through more than one person?

3. What is rigor mortis?

4. What does Baden note in Chapter Two always fascinated him?

5. What drug does Baden note is invisible on the autopsy table?

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