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

2. Why do the fallopian tubes of prostitutes show scarring during autopsy?
(a) They have had many children.
(b) They have repeated bouts of gonorrhea.
(c) They have had too many sexual partners.
(d) They have often been raped.

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

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

5. Which autopsies are done incompetently much of the time?
(a) Unnatural death autopsies.
(b) Suicide autopsies.
(c) Car accident autopsies.
(d) Natural death autopsies.

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

7. What was the end result of Baden's case?
(a) He was moved into a different position.
(b) He was not reinstated.
(c) He was reinstated.
(d) He was given a settlement.

8. What does Baden blame for the increase in mercury scare dsuring his time as ME?
(a) He blames environmental factors.
(b) He blames improper testing.
(c) He blames infected swordfish.
(d) He blames more accurate testing.

9. 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 place for only the most intelligent.
(d) A dumping ground for those who couldn't finish medical school.

10. 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.

11. What does Baden believe is the end goal of the DA?
(a) To pursue the truth at all consequences.
(b) To err on the side of caution for the police.
(c) To get a conviction, regardless of truth.
(d) To find justice for the family.

12. 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) Drug abuse.
(c) Cancer.
(d) Choking.

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

14. What does the group find has happened to Kennedy's brain?
(a) It has disappeared from the archives.
(b) It has been eaten by rodents.
(c) It has been donated to science.
(d) It has rotted away.

15. What does Baden believe is a reflection of the way people live?
(a) The way people die.
(b) Their money.
(c) The people who appear at their funeral.
(d) Their obituary.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Humes place the gunshot wound to the head erroneously?

2. What happened to the property of a suicide victim during this time?

3. What is rigor mortis?

4. What happened in St. Louis in 1973 that hindered MIA investigations?

5. What was missing from the body of the bishop on Flight 66?

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