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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) Six.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Five.

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

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

4. Why did Claus reject the idea of arguing that Sunny committed suicide?
(a) He didn't want to hurt her image.
(b) He didn't believe she would commit suicide.
(c) He thought his family would be angry.
(d) He thought her family would be angry.

5. Why was Leonard Barco an obvious suspect for the killing of Gail Morris?
(a) He was her brother.
(b) He was the last person to leave her apartment.
(c) He was the last to be seen with her alive.
(d) He was her husband.

6. What does Baden claim in the cause of failure for the ME system?
(a) A lack of budget.
(b) Untrained MEs and political pressure.
(c) A lack of proper equipment.
(d) A lack on interest.

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

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

9. How did Jerald Sklar claim Catherine Fried had killed her husband?
(a) By stabbing him.
(b) By poisoning him.
(c) By sitting on a pillow over his face.
(d) By strangling him with a telephone cord.

10. How does heroin kill?
(a) It induces heart attack.
(b) It depresses the brain enough so it forgets to send a signal to breathe.
(c) It causes a stroke.
(d) It depresses the brain enough so it forgets to send a signal to the heart.

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

12. For what was Michael Privitiera killed?
(a) Starting fights.
(b) Trying to escape.
(c) Leaking to reporters.
(d) Stealing weapons.

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

14. Which organ is particularly important for detecting poison?
(a) The appendix.
(b) The eye.
(c) The tongue.
(d) The spleen.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the verdict in Claus's second trial?

2. How did Baden determine true time of death?

3. How does Baden know Gail Morris died on Saturday, and not on Friday or Sunday?

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

5. What is unique about killer Joseph Christopher?

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