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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 is a coup injury?
(a) When someone has a bruised scalp, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain, all in different areas.
(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 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.

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

3. What did Baden recommend to the MIA team?
(a) They should get an Xray machine.
(b) They should get an anthropologist.
(c) They should get a microscope.
(d) They should get an ME.

4. 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.

5. 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 flood that damaged military records.
(c) There was a fire that burned military records.
(d) There was a tornado that damaged military records.

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

7. What are signs of strangulation?
(a) A fractured windpipe and hemorrhaging in the feet.
(b) A fractured windpipe and hemorrhaging in the nose.
(c) A fractured windpipe and hemorrhaging in the lungs.
(d) A fractured windpipe and hemorrhaging in the eye.

8. What are symptoms of ricin poisoning?
(a) Sore throat, cough, and sneezing.
(b) Heart palpitations, weakness, and numbing.
(c) Sweating, sore joints, and headache.
(d) Abdominal pain, cramps, and dehydration.

9. Why does Baden believe Levine was convicted at all costs?
(a) The DA wanted a conviction to serve justice.
(b) The DA wanted a conviction to spare the family.
(c) The ME wanted a raise.
(d) Morgenthau's office had previously lost evidence, which allowed him to be set free.

10. What does Baden learn after noting $40 on the body of a dead man in an apartment?
(a) Often, family reports stolen jewelry.
(b) Often, police overlook such things.
(c) Often, the victim has no valuables.
(d) Often, things are stolen from dead bodies.

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

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

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

14. 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.

15. Why did Baden fail to change the cause of death on the Soman case?
(a) He was never asked.
(b) He didn't have time.
(c) He simply misplaced the file.
(d) He didn't believe the change was truthful.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to the status of a coroner over time?

2. Who was the first victim on which autopsy was performed in a murder investigation?

3. Perez and Narcisco were found guilty of what?

4. What causes the skin and blood of a victim to turn cherry-pink?

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

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