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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the rule for jurisdiction when it comes to a dismembered body?
(a) Whoever has the brain has the case.
(b) Whoever has the hands has the case.
(c) Whoever has the legs has the case.
(d) Whoever has the heart has the case.

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

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

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

6. 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 in a car accident.
(d) He dies of cancer.

7. 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.

8. Where did Humes place the gunshot wound to the head erroneously?
(a) Four inches too high.
(b) Four inches too low.
(c) Four inches to the right of the actual wound.
(d) Four inches to the left of the actual wound.

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

10. What did Humes originally claim had happened to the bullet that went into Kennedy's back?
(a) It fell back out the entrance wound.
(b) It exited through the arm.
(c) It was lodged in the body.
(d) It exited through the stomach.

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

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

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

14. What case caused Oklahoma to establish a medical examiner position?
(a) The Charles Norris case.
(b) The Tammany Hall case.
(c) The Crippen case.
(d) The George Cole case.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Baden challenge the autopsy finding of the Lindberg baby?

2. What does Baden point out is a misconception about drugs and alcohol?

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

4. How are the majority of bodies identified?

5. What does the group find has happened to Kennedy's brain?

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