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

2. What caused Belushi's brain to swell?
(a) Heart attack.
(b) Drug overdose.
(c) Stroke.
(d) Brain aneurysm.

3. What is the proof of cyanide poisoning Baden finds in the bodies that is crucial to the case?
(a) Cyanide is found in the tissue.
(b) The smell of bitter almonds is present.
(c) There is lividity in the bodies.
(d) Baden didn't find proof of cyanide poisoning.

4. Why does Baden say MEs fear SIDS organizations when they investigate a child's death?
(a) SIDS organizations discourage investigations, since they can cause mental anguish to grieving parents.
(b) SIDS organizations threaten to sue the ME.
(c) SIDS organizations try to have MEs fired.
(d) SIDS organizations try to convince parents not to allow autopsy.

5. What did Jaroslawicz die from?
(a) A gunshot wound.
(b) Suffocation.
(c) A stab wound.
(d) Drug overdose.

6. Where did David Hendricks take his children to eat the night they were murdered?
(a) They ate at home.
(b) A sub sandwich shop.
(c) A fast food restaurant.
(d) A pizza parlor.

7. Why is exhumation done early in the morning?
(a) It is economical.
(b) It takes a day.
(c) It is easier to dig in the morning.
(d) There are fewer people in the cemetery.

8. What happened to Sunny von Bulow the third time she was hospitalized?
(a) She went into a coma.
(b) She was saved, and went home.
(c) She died.
(d) She was diagnosed with cancer.

9. What activity does Baden claim plays havoc on teen suicide rates?
(a) Death by dehydration as an accidental effect of sexual experimentation.
(b) Death by strangulation as an accidental effect of sexual experimentation.
(c) Death by drug overdose as an accidental effect of sexual experimentation.
(d) Death by starvation as an accidental effect of sexual experimentation.

10. What does Baden find when he examines the body of Gail Morris?
(a) There are gunshot wounds in the back.
(b) There are stab wounds.
(c) There are no signs of murder.
(d) There are wounds consistent with being hit in the head.

11. What did the prisoners do to William Quinn?
(a) Beat him into a coma.
(b) Stabbed him.
(c) Raped him.
(d) Shot him.

12. How was Smith killed by Kuklinski?
(a) Cyanide and stabbing.
(b) Cyanide and blunt force trauma to the head.
(c) Cyanide and gunshot.
(d) Cyanide and strangulation.

13. Who was the abuser in the relationship between Catherine and Paul?
(a) Both Catherine and Paul.
(b) Paul.
(c) Catherine.
(d) Neither Catherine or Paul.

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

15. How did the ME know Masgay had been frozen?
(a) There was frostbite on the toes.
(b) His eyeballs had burst.
(c) His nose was still frozen.
(d) He found ice crystals in the tissue.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Nigerians misdiagnose the reddish color of the brain in the body of Whitney Young, as a brain hemorrhage?

2. How does cocaine kill people?

3. How does Baden discover time of death in the Hendricks case?

4. What happened to the prisoners who told reporters they disagreed with the riot?

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

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