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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. In Chapter Two, what actually caused the death of the man being autopsied in fear of small pox?
(a) Measles.
(b) Chicken pox.
(c) Cancer.
(d) Mumps.

2. Why does Baden finally choose to follow forensic medicine?
(a) He enjoys the money.
(b) He believes the field helps individuals.
(c) He enjoys being out of the limelight.
(d) He believes the field helps the masses.

3. What happened to the status of a coroner over time?
(a) The status increased.
(b) The status stayed the same.
(c) There was no status.
(d) The status was lost.

4. Why did Ann Hart sue the government?
(a) Misidentifying her husband's remains.
(b) Misidentifying her remains.
(c) Sexual harassment.
(d) Claiming her husband went AWOL.

5. What does Baden claim happens at the site of an accident?
(a) Abuse of the deceased.
(b) Looting.
(c) Body stealing.
(d) Necrophilia.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What were resurrectionists during the time of the French Revolution?

3. What happened to the property of a suicide victim during this time?

4. What does Baden prove is the material around Dr. Martin Luther King's wound?

5. What does Baden note his profession was believed to be?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Describe how Baden explains why the father of the female drug addict in Chapter Two has little emotion.

4. Describe the circumstances in the case of the S&M nurse and doctor in Chapter Ten that led to the case being taken to a grand jury to process the nurse for homicide.

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

6. Explain how the body of Theresa Ferrara was identified and why there were different strands of hair on her torso.

7. Explain why identification of the victims of Flight 66 was hindered.

8. Why did Jerald Sklar confess to police his knowledge and his crimes, and what was the result?

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

10. Describe how the development of maggots helped determine time of death in the case of Gail Morris.

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