Unnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the verdict in Claus's second trial?
(a) He was found guilty.
(b) There was no second trial.
(c) He was found not guilty.
(d) He was found guilty but mentally ill.

2. What does Baden claim was the cause of death for Whitney Young?
(a) A heart attack which contributed to drowning.
(b) An infection that caused fainting, which contributed to drowning.
(c) A stroke which contributed to drowning.
(d) A blow to the head, which contributed to drowning.

3. Why does Baden offer to do a minimum autopsy?
(a) To ensure political power.
(b) To soothe the Hasidic Jews of the community.
(c) To cover up the removal of the body.
(d) To hide the evidence.

4. What did Fried's three daughters not believe?
(a) That he fell from a ladder.
(b) That he drown.
(c) That he died of a gunshot wound.
(d) That his death was a suicide.

5. Why did the urine in Belushi's bladder help police?
(a) There was not enough to indicate he had slipped into a coma.
(b) There was none, indicating he had gotten up to urinate.
(c) The amount showed he had slipped into a coma.
(d) There was none, indicating he had urinated himself.

6. Why were MEs suspicious of the number of SIDS deaths?
(a) Only three in a thousand die of SIDS.
(b) SIDS is a genetic disease.
(c) Only one in a million die of SIDS.
(d) SIDS is caused by smoking, and the Tinnings did not smoke.

7. What was the first indicator that the Tinning children did not die from bad genes?
(a) One child was adopted.
(b) One child was shot.
(c) One child was found starved to death.
(d) One child had severe bruising.

8. What does Baden believe was the motive for Tinning's murders?
(a) Sympathy.
(b) Insurance money.
(c) Fame.
(d) Her husband was going to leave her.

9. How did the masochist doctor die at the end of Chapter Ten?
(a) He died by asphyxiation.
(b) He died from a gunshot wound.
(c) He died from a heroin overdose.
(d) He died from starvation.

10. How does cocaine kill people?
(a) Through suffocation.
(b) Through heart arrhythmia.
(c) Through nasal passage explosion.
(d) Through stroke.

11. Where was Jaroslawicz's body found?
(a) In the trunk of a car.
(b) In the river.
(c) In a small cupboard in a work shop.
(d) In a small box under a work bench.

12. What punishment did Carl Coppolino receive for the murder of his wife?
(a) Nothing; he was acquitted.
(b) The death penalty.
(c) A life sentence.
(d) Twelve and one-half years in jail.

13. What caused the riot?
(a) The prisoners were being starved.
(b) A guard was killed.
(c) A prisoner was killed.
(d) Privileges were taken away from a prisoner.

14. Why did Nigerians misdiagnose the reddish color of the brain in the body of Whitney Young, as a brain hemorrhage?
(a) There was evidence he had a bacterial disease.
(b) The body was head down for several hours.
(c) There was evidence he was struck on the head.
(d) There was blood loss in the brain.

15. Dr. Worthington was willing to testify to what?
(a) That Sunny had been murdered.
(b) That Sunny had bruises and scratches consistent with abuse.
(c) That Sunny had overdosed.
(d) That Sunny had bruises and scratches consistent with self inflicted wounds.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Baden find in his autopsies?

2. What is succinylcholine typically used for?

3. What does Baden mention that can slow digestion by almost an hour?

4. What is Baden's criticism against the doctors who saw Tinning's nine dead children?

5. What does Baden theorize actually introduced meningitis into Jennifer?

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