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

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

3. What does Baden mention that can slow digestion by almost an hour?
(a) Drinking alcohol.
(b) Eating certain foods.
(c) Drinking vast quantities of water.
(d) Exercise and emotional state.

4. What did Travis and Peters not know about Dr. Brown?
(a) She was a night owl.
(b) She was a martial arts expert.
(c) She was married.
(d) She was not at home.

5. Why was Jaroslawicz's body preserved so well?
(a) He was kept in plastic in a cold room.
(b) He was kept in plastic underwater.
(c) He was kept in plastic in a warm room.
(d) He was kept in plastic outside.

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

7. What was Baden's listed cause of death for Daphne Mellon?
(a) Strangulation.
(b) Gunshot wound.
(c) Drug overdose.
(d) Blunt force trauma.

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

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

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

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

12. Why was Baden called in to investigate at Attica?
(a) The original ME claimed the hostages died from being shot by guards.
(b) The original ME claimed the prisoners died from being shot by other prisoners.
(c) The original ME claimed the hostages died from being poisoned by other prisoners.
(d) The original ME claimed the hostages died from being stabbed by guards.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the original cause of death listed on Daphne Mellon's death certificate?

2. Where was the body of Daphne Mellon found?

3. What was the cause of death for Robert, the Sutton Place Banker found tied to a bed?

4. What pattern does Baden find in the .22 caliber killer, the New York Slasher, and the Buffalo Slasher?

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

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