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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 Humes do with his original notes from the autopsy?
(a) He edited them.
(b) He burned them.
(c) He published them.
(d) He lost them.

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

3. What does Baden point out is a misconception about drugs and alcohol?
(a) It is the type of drug that kills.
(b) It is the amount that kills.
(c) It is the combination that kills.
(d) It is the blending of drugs that kills.

4. What did Baden give to the biologist that allowed him to give a time of death for the 55 year old woman of at least a year and a half?
(a) Water.
(b) Algae.
(c) Fish samples.
(d) Blood.

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

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

7. Where did Baden moonlight during his residency?
(a) In the police department.
(b) In the hospital.
(c) In the medical examiner's office.
(d) In the dentist's office.

8. Where did Humes place the gunshot wound to the head erroneously?
(a) Four inches to the right of the actual wound.
(b) Four inches too low.
(c) Four inches too high.
(d) Four inches to the left of the actual wound.

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

10. What happens to Baden's patient following his release from the hospital at the end of Chapter Two?
(a) He dies of an overdose.
(b) He dies in a car accident.
(c) He dies of infection.
(d) He dies of cancer.

11. How long does the military keep medical records?
(a) One year.
(b) Six years.
(c) Six months.
(d) Indefinitely.

12. How are the majority of bodies identified?
(a) By ID tags.
(b) By dental records.
(c) By family.
(d) By bone scans.

13. What does the author note about the competency of natural death autopsies?
(a) They are usually done competently.
(b) They are always done incompetently.
(c) They are never done competently.
(d) They are always done competently.

14. Where were the survivors of Flight 66 sitting?
(a) In the middle of the plane.
(b) In the rear of the plane.
(c) In the front of the plane.
(d) In the cockpit.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Furue claim he matched the bones to the missing person list?

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

3. What does Baden find caused the death of the woman at the fund raising dinner?

4. What is livor mortis?

5. What are signs of strangulation?

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