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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 many Tinning children were given a cause of death of SIDS?
(a) Five.
(b) Four.
(c) Six.
(d) Three.

2. How did Baden determine true time of death?
(a) Livor mortis.
(b) Potassium eye fluid test.
(c) Algor mortis.
(d) Rigor mortis.

3. What does Baden claim about the "cardiorespiratory arrest" cause of death issued for Joseph?
(a) It assumes murder.
(b) It is a wastebasket diagnosis.
(c) It assumes no unnatural cause.
(d) It is an accurate diagnosis.

4. What is unique about killer Joseph Christopher?
(a) He does not fit a serial killer image.
(b) He is a white man killing black women.
(c) He is black, killing blacks.
(d) He is a transvestite killing gays.

5. What does Baden believe killed Gail Morris?
(a) Heroin overdose.
(b) A blow to the head.
(c) Alcohol overdose.
(d) A gun shot wound.

6. What leads investigators to ask for Baden's assistance with Dr. Brown's murder?
(a) They find no body, but traces of burnt flesh.
(b) They find soot in the airway, but no carbon monoxide.
(c) They find no traces of drugs in Dr. Brown's system.
(d) They find carbon monoxide, but no soot in the airway.

7. 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 urinated himself.
(c) There was none, indicating he had gotten up to urinate.
(d) The amount showed he had slipped into a coma.

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

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

10. What do drowning victims have in common with heroin overdose cases?
(a) Both have fluid in the lungs.
(b) Both have enlarged brains.
(c) Both have enlarged veins.
(d) Both have foam in the airway.

11. What did the trooper's weapons fire?
(a) Grenades.
(b) Full metal jackets.
(c) Regular bullets.
(d) Double-O buckshot.

12. What is Baden's criticism against the doctors who saw Tinning's nine dead children?
(a) That they didn't show enough sympathy.
(b) That they were inefficient.
(c) That they could have saved the children.
(d) That they didn't want to suspect murder.

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

14. Who led the state police in the raid?
(a) Roger Champen.
(b) William Quinn.
(c) Frank Smith.
(d) Hank Williams.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Leonard Barco an obvious suspect for the killing of Gail Morris?

2. What did the Buffalo Killer do to the taxi drivers in Buffalo?

3. Where was the body of Daphne Mellon found?

4. How does heroin kill?

5. What did Travis decide to try to steal from inside the house of Dr. Brown?

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