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

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

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

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

5. What was missing from the body of the bishop on Flight 66?
(a) A ring, cross, and gold wristwatch.
(b) A ring and a belt.
(c) His left leg.
(d) His right arm.

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

7. In Chapter Two, what actually caused the death of the man being autopsied in fear of small pox?
(a) Mumps.
(b) Cancer.
(c) Chicken pox.
(d) Measles.

8. 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 decomposition.
(c) A method to determine time of death that uses body temperature.
(d) A method to determine time of death that uses body stiffness.

9. What fact about the 'magic' bullet does Baden point out that explains its ability to travel through more than one person?
(a) The bullet was not jacketed.
(b) The bullet was large.
(c) The bullet was specially made.
(d) The bullet was made with a full metal jacket.

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

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

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

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

14. What trait does Baden note forensic pathologists have to have?
(a) They have to hate publicity.
(b) They have to prefer academic medicine.
(c) They have to be comfortable in the limelight.
(d) They have to be emotional.

15. What is Baden's rebuttal to Morgenthau's accusation that he had misplaced evidence?
(a) He says his office did lose evidence, but that it was stolen by an unknown person.
(b) He admits he did lose evidence.
(c) He says his office did lose evidence, but that Morgenthau stole it.
(d) He says he did not lose evidence.

Short Answer Questions

1. What group was set up in 1977 to help explain the Kennedy assassination?

2. What are characteristics of an alcoholic's liver?

3. Why did Baden delay the autopsy report in the case of Willie Welch?

4. What military rule hindered the MIA team until 1985?

5. What is rigor mortis?

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