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

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

3. What does Baden realize about Humes and Finck, the men who performed the original autopsy?
(a) Both were hired by the family.
(b) Neither were in the military, and thus, did not have clearance.
(c) Both were trying to cover up the truth.
(d) Neither had previously done an autopsy this complex.

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

5. Baden's patient at the end of Chapter Two suffers from what?
(a) An infection of the heart valve.
(b) An infection of the toe.
(c) An infection of the blood.
(d) An infection of the brain.

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

7. What happened to the status of a coroner over time?
(a) The status increased.
(b) The status was lost.
(c) The status stayed the same.
(d) There was no status.

8. How did Furue claim he matched the bones to the missing person list?
(a) By locating implants.
(b) By finding scarring to match old Xrays.
(c) By examining the bones to determine ethnicity.
(d) By examining the bones to determine height, weight, and age.

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

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

11. Who were Baden's Nobel prize winning mentors?
(a) Andre Cournand and Nick Cave.
(b) Dickinson Richards and Nick Cave.
(c) Dickinson Richards and Andre Cournand.
(d) Andre Richards and Dickinson Cournand.

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

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

14. What does Baden believe is the true cause of Thomas Noguchi's move to a teaching position?
(a) He leaked that alcoholism was the cause of death for William Holden.
(b) He did work for other counties.
(c) He stole from the office.
(d) He leaked that alcoholism was the cause of death for Frank Sinatra.

15. 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 of cancer.
(c) He dies in a car accident.
(d) He dies of infection.

Short Answer Questions

1. How are most people identified in a mass disaster?

2. What were resurrectionists during the time of the French Revolution?

3. What is Baden's first homicide case?

4. What is Baden's rebuttal to Ferrer's accusation that he had hired four people without authorization?

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

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