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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 drug does Baden note is invisible on the autopsy table?
(a) Arsenic.
(b) Cyanide.
(c) Tranquilizers.
(d) Strychnine.

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

3. Why did Ann Hart sue the government?
(a) Misidentifying her remains.
(b) Sexual harassment.
(c) Misidentifying her husband's remains.
(d) Claiming her husband went AWOL.

4. What did Baden find in the pilot of Flight 66?
(a) A damaged windpipe.
(b) Prostate cancer.
(c) Hardened arteries.
(d) Lung cancer.

5. What case caused Oklahoma to establish a medical examiner position?
(a) The Tammany Hall case.
(b) The Crippen case.
(c) The Charles Norris case.
(d) The George Cole case.

6. What disease does Humes purposefully leave out of the notes of the autopsy?
(a) Prostate cancer.
(b) Leukemia.
(c) Polio.
(d) Addison's disease.

7. Who were Baden's Nobel prize winning mentors?
(a) Dickinson Richards and Andre Cournand.
(b) Andre Richards and Dickinson Cournand.
(c) Andre Cournand and Nick Cave.
(d) Dickinson Richards and Nick Cave.

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

9. What is a coup injury?
(a) When someone has a bruised scalp, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain, all directly beneath one another.
(b) When someone has a bruised back of the head, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain at the back.
(c) When someone has a bruised scalp, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain, all in different areas.
(d) When someone has a bruised back of the head, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain at the front.

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

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

12. Who was the first victim on which autopsy was performed in a murder investigation?
(a) Janet Robinson.
(b) Samuell Yeoungman.
(c) George Harlington.
(d) Francis Carpenter.

13. How did Furue claim he matched the bones to the missing person list?
(a) By locating implants.
(b) By examining the bones to determine height, weight, and age.
(c) By finding scarring to match old Xrays.
(d) By examining the bones to determine ethnicity.

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

15. What is Baden's rebuttal to Morgenthau's accusation that he had misplaced evidence?
(a) He says he did not lose evidence.
(b) He says his office did lose evidence, but that it was stolen by an unknown person.
(c) He admits he did lose evidence.
(d) He says his office did lose evidence, but that Morgenthau stole it.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year is the office of the Coroner first described?

2. What did Sir Percival Pott link with scrotum cancer, as a result of his work in autopsy?

3. What does Baden blame for the increase in mercury scare dsuring his time as ME?

4. What does Baden believe is the true cause of Thomas Noguchi's move to a teaching position?

5. What did Baden recommend to the MIA team?

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