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

2. How do the police catch Thomas Trantino?
(a) He is captured at work.
(b) He is captured at home.
(c) He is killed.
(d) He surrenders.

3. What does Baden note about the FBI photographer at the scene of the autopsy?
(a) His camera was insufficient for the job.
(b) He was overqualified.
(c) He had never done autopsy photos.
(d) He did not have clearance.

4. Where were the survivors of Flight 66 sitting?
(a) In the middle of the plane.
(b) In the front of the plane.
(c) In the rear of the plane.
(d) In the cockpit.

5. 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, police overlook such things.
(c) Often, things are stolen from dead bodies.
(d) Often, the victim has no valuables.

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

7. What drug does Baden note is invisible on the autopsy table?
(a) Arsenic.
(b) Cyanide.
(c) Strychnine.
(d) Tranquilizers.

8. 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.

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

10. What was the verdict in the Andre case?
(a) Andre was found guilty.
(b) Andre was never taken to trial.
(c) Andre was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
(d) Andre was acquitted.

11. What is a coup injury?
(a) When someone has a bruised scalp, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain, all directly beneath one another.
(b) When someone has a bruised back of the head, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain at the front.
(c) When someone has a bruised scalp, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain, all in different areas.
(d) When someone has a bruised back of the head, a fractured skull, and a bruised brain at the back.

12. What did William Hare and William Burke do to obtain bodies to sell?
(a) Steal bodies from hospitals.
(b) Find bodies during war.
(c) Steal bodies from mortuaries.
(d) Murder people.

13. What does Baden note about the symmetry of the human body?
(a) It is symmetrical.
(b) It is always bigger on the right.
(c) It is asymmetrical.
(d) It is always bigger on the left.

14. Why did Baden not do an autopsy on Nelson Rockefeller?
(a) He didn't want to get involved.
(b) He didn't want to report a suicide.
(c) He was given a death certificate by his own physician.
(d) He didn't want to cause controversy.

15. What is Baden's rebuttal to Ferrer's accusation that he had hired four people without authorization?
(a) That he had hired them, but without pay.
(b) That he had not hired anyone.
(c) That he did not have the authority to hire anyone without Ferrer's approval.
(d) That he had, in fact, done so.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Humes do with his original notes from the autopsy?

2. Why do the fallopian tubes of prostitutes show scarring during autopsy?

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

4. How did Furue claim he matched the bones to the missing person list?

5. Where did Humes place the gunshot wound to the head erroneously?

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