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Michael Baden
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which autopsies are done incompetently much of the time?
(a) Natural death autopsies.
(b) Car accident autopsies.
(c) Suicide autopsies.
(d) Unnatural death autopsies.

2. What case does Baden believe was a triumph for forensic medicine in 1910?
(a) The William Hogarth case.
(b) The Triffin murder case.
(c) The Crippen murder case.
(d) The Jack the Ripper case.

3. Why are many exotic poisons difficult to detect during autopsy?
(a) The tests are too expensive to run routinely.
(b) The poisons are small in dose.
(c) The tests are difficult to obtain.
(d) The poisons leave the body before autopsy.

4. What did Baden recommend to the MIA team?
(a) They should get an Xray machine.
(b) They should get an anthropologist.
(c) They should get a microscope.
(d) They should get an ME.

5. What is the rule for jurisdiction when it comes to a dismembered body?
(a) Whoever has the brain has the case.
(b) Whoever has the heart has the case.
(c) Whoever has the hands has the case.
(d) Whoever has the legs has the case.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Baden believe is the true cause of Thomas Noguchi's move to a teaching position?

2. Where did Baden moonlight during his residency?

3. Why does Baden challenge the autopsy finding of the Lindberg baby?

4. What trait does Baden note forensic pathologists have to have?

5. The baby Baden is called to investigate immediately following the death of the lady at the benefit died from what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain why Baden believes people go into particular medical professions.

2. Explain why the DA dropped the three additional murder charges against Kuklinski.

3. What is psychosis with exhaustion, according to Baden?

4. Describe briefly the position of coroner during the reign of King Richard I.

5. What happened to much of the evidence in the Kennedy assassination case, and what does Baden believe occurred?

6. Explain how the body of the mafioso was identified.

7. List the three tests used to determine how long someone has been dead, and mention what they are.

8. In the end of Chapter One, the report given to the FBI suggests two shooters. Explain the event that prompted the committee to suggest this.

9. Describe the People vs. Levine case. What was the case, and why did Baden fail to do as he was asked by the DA?

10. Explain why, from the beginning, Baden believed the police had the wrong time of death for Gail Morris.

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