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

2. Who created Four Stages of Cruelty?
(a) William Hogarth.
(b) Samuell Yeoungman.
(c) Janet Robinson.
(d) George Harlington.

3. What does Baden claim happens at the site of an accident?
(a) Necrophilia.
(b) Abuse of the deceased.
(c) Body stealing.
(d) Looting.

4. How long did it take Baden's wrongful dismissal suit to go to trial?
(a) Three years.
(b) Two years.
(c) Five years.
(d) One year.

5. In what year is the office of the Coroner first described?
(a) 1194.
(b) 1768.
(c) 1587.
(d) 1934.

6. 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 answer to political pressure.
(c) The DA wants the ME to lie.
(d) The DA wants the ME to bend findings to meet his or her needs.

7. What does Baden prove is the material around Dr. Martin Luther King's wound?
(a) Lead.
(b) Soot.
(c) Powder grains.
(d) Dirt.

8. What does Baden note in Chapter Two always fascinated him?
(a) Death.
(b) Suicide.
(c) Politics.
(d) Anatomy.

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

10. How are most people identified in a mass disaster?
(a) Family identification.
(b) Personal property.
(c) Fingerprints and dental records.
(d) Identification tags.

11. How do the police catch Thomas Trantino?
(a) He surrenders.
(b) He is captured at home.
(c) He is killed.
(d) He is captured at work.

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

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 examining the bones to determine ethnicity.
(d) By finding scarring to match old Xrays.

14. What does Baden find caused the death of the woman at the fund raising dinner?
(a) Cancer.
(b) Drug abuse.
(c) Choking.
(d) Heart attack.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the first medical examiner of New York City?

2. What does Baden note about the symmetry of the human body?

3. Why does Baden challenge the autopsy finding of the Lindberg baby?

4. What did Baden find in the pilot of Flight 66?

5. What does a cause of death of 'psychosis with exhaustion' really mean, according to Baden?

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