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

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

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

4. 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 was lodged in the body.
(c) It exited through the stomach.
(d) It exited through the arm.

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

6. What are signs of strangulation?
(a) A fractured windpipe and hemorrhaging in the nose.
(b) A fractured windpipe and hemorrhaging in the lungs.
(c) A fractured windpipe and hemorrhaging in the eye.
(d) A fractured windpipe and hemorrhaging in the feet.

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

8. Why did Ann Hart sue the government?
(a) Misidentifying her husband's remains.
(b) Misidentifying her remains.
(c) Sexual harassment.
(d) Claiming her husband went AWOL.

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

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

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

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

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

14. Perez and Narcisco were found guilty of what?
(a) Poisoning ten people.
(b) Poisoning one hundred people.
(c) Poisoning thirty-five people.
(d) Poisoning six people.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How long does the military keep medical records?

2. What did Dan Reidy ask Wilbur Howard to do before he died?

3. What are symptoms of ricin poisoning?

4. How long did it take Baden's wrongful dismissal suit to go to trial?

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

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