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

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

3. What do the police claim Frank Falco used to pretend he had a gun?
(a) A Coke bottle.
(b) A wooden gun.
(c) His finger.
(d) A Pepsi bottle.

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

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

6. Why does Baden finally choose to follow forensic medicine?
(a) He believes the field helps individuals.
(b) He believes the field helps the masses.
(c) He enjoys being out of the limelight.
(d) He enjoys the money.

7. What is algor mortis?
(a) A method to determine time of death that uses body color.
(b) A method to determine time of death that uses body temperature.
(c) A method to determine time of death that uses body stiffness.
(d) A method to determine time of death that uses body decomposition.

8. What happened to the property of a suicide victim during this time?
(a) It was given to the poor.
(b) It was given to the family.
(c) It was given to the Crown.
(d) It was given to the natives.

9. Why did Baden delay the autopsy report in the case of Willie Welch?
(a) He was arguing with Dr. Rho about cause of death.
(b) He was reluctant to help the DA.
(c) He was waiting for toxicology reports.
(d) He was unwilling to claim Welch was stabbed.

10. What were the complaints against Baden as ME by Morgenthau and Ferrer?
(a) He is uncooperative, and improper with other staff members.
(b) He lies on the stand to protect the DA.
(c) He has bad judgment, is uncooperative, and lies to protect himself.
(d) He is a sloppy administrator, has bad judgment, and an uncooperative attitude.

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

12. 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 scalp, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain, all directly beneath one another.
(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 back of the head, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain at the back.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Baden's patient at the end of Chapter Two suffers from what?

2. What did William Hare and William Burke do to obtain bodies to sell?

3. What does Baden note about the FBI photographer at the scene of the autopsy?

4. What does Baden claim happens at the site of an accident?

5. What event forced Scotland Yard to begin examining the role of the coroner?

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