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

2. What mistake does Baden blame prison authorities for making?
(a) They started the raid.
(b) They killed a prisoner.
(c) They threatened the prisoners.
(d) They stopped the raid to negotiate.

3. What is succinylcholine typically used for?
(a) To ease headaches.
(b) To relax skeletal muscles.
(c) To ease pain.
(d) To relax tension.

4. What was the original cause of death listed on Daphne Mellon's death certificate?
(a) Gunshot wound.
(b) Blunt force trauma.
(c) Strangulation.
(d) Drug overdose.

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

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

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

9. What does Baden find in his autopsies?
(a) The prisoners died from being shot by other prisoners.
(b) The hostages died from being shot by guards.
(c) The hostages died from being poisoned by other prisoners.
(d) The hostages died from being stabbed by guards.

10. 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 starvation as an accidental effect of sexual experimentation.
(c) Death by drug overdose as an accidental effect of sexual experimentation.
(d) Death by strangulation as an accidental effect of sexual experimentation.

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

12. Why were the Attica lawsuits mostly thrown out?
(a) The guards in question died.
(b) No one was guilty of anything.
(c) Unfairness in prosecution.
(d) The prisoners in question died.

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

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What caused Belushi's brain to swell?

4. What caused the riot?

5. What was Baden's listed cause of death for Daphne Mellon?

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