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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) Unnatural death autopsies.
(b) Natural death autopsies.
(c) Suicide autopsies.
(d) Car accident autopsies.

2. What happened to the property of a suicide victim during this time?
(a) It was given to the family.
(b) It was given to the natives.
(c) It was given to the poor.
(d) It was given to the Crown.

3. Where did Baden moonlight during his residency?
(a) In the hospital.
(b) In the dentist's office.
(c) In the police department.
(d) In the medical examiner's office.

4. What happens to Baden's patient following his release from the hospital at the end of Chapter Two?
(a) He dies of infection.
(b) He dies of cancer.
(c) He dies in a car accident.
(d) He dies of an overdose.

5. What is Baden's first homicide case?
(a) A woman who poisons her husband.
(b) A shoot out in a hotel.
(c) A man who kills his wife's lover.
(d) A hit and run.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did medical examiners have to decide between as a cause of death for Elvis?

2. What drug does Baden note is invisible on the autopsy table?

3. Who was the first medical examiner of New York City?

4. Why did Baden delay the autopsy report in the case of Willie Welch?

5. What are characteristics of an alcoholic's liver?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Briefly explain the case of Ann Hart.

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

5. Explain what Baden notes occurs by the French Revolution as a way to bring bodies to medical schools for science.

6. What are the ways mentioned in Chapter Six to identify a body?

7. Explain how Baden discovered the age, time of death, and identity of Katherine Howard.

8. Describe the symptoms of strangulation, as seen during autopsy.

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

10. Explain the circumstances surrounding the guilty verdict of Harvey Crippen.

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