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

2. What do some list as a reason to believe Marilyn Monroe was murdered?
(a) She told someone she was being followed.
(b) There were no barbiturates in her stomach.
(c) She didn't leave a note.
(d) There was blood at the scene.

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

4. What does Baden claim happens at the site of an accident?
(a) Abuse of the deceased.
(b) Looting.
(c) Necrophilia.
(d) Body stealing.

5. The baby Baden is called to investigate immediately following the death of the lady at the benefit died from what?
(a) Small pox.
(b) Abuse.
(c) Neglect.
(d) Pneumonia.

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

7. Who was the first victim on which autopsy was performed in a murder investigation?
(a) Samuell Yeoungman.
(b) Janet Robinson.
(c) George Harlington.
(d) Francis Carpenter.

8. What did medical examiners have to decide between as a cause of death for Elvis?
(a) Cancer or drugs.
(b) Drugs or gonorrhea.
(c) Heart disease or drugs.
(d) Cancer or heart disease,

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

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

11. How often could autopsies be performed in Massachusetts?
(a) Every day.
(b) Once every ten years.
(c) Every four years.
(d) Every year.

12. What did Dan Reidy ask Wilbur Howard to do before he died?
(a) Bury his wife.
(b) Ask for forgiveness.
(c) Put a confession in a lock box.
(d) Confess to police.

13. Who was the first medical examiner of New York City?
(a) Dr. Charles Norris.
(b) Tammany Hall.
(c) Henry Wilcox.
(d) John Mitchel.

14. What was the outside ME's issued cause of death in the Stewart case?
(a) Death by choke hold.
(b) Death by drug overdose.
(c) Death by injury to the spine.
(d) Death by alcohol overdose.

15. What does Baden note his profession was believed to be?
(a) A dumping ground for incompetents.
(b) A place for only the most intelligent.
(c) A place for the elite in the field of medicine.
(d) A dumping ground for those who couldn't finish medical school.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is rigor mortis?

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

3. What does Baden believe is the end goal of the DA?

4. Perez and Narcisco were found guilty of what?

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

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