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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. What piece of evidence was crucial to the case in 1910?
(a) The scar on the scalp.
(b) The scar on the arm.
(c) The scar on the torso.
(d) The scar on the pelvis.

2. What does Baden believe the group proved, beyond a doubt?
(a) There were two shooters during the Kennedy assassination.
(b) Kennedy was killed by the government.
(c) Kennedy was not assassinated.
(d) Kennedy was shot by a single shooter.

3. Who was the first victim on which autopsy was performed in a murder investigation?
(a) George Harlington.
(b) Samuell Yeoungman.
(c) Francis Carpenter.
(d) Janet Robinson.

4. What fact does Baden point to that makes him believe Miriam Weinfeld was not raped?
(a) There was acid phosphatase in the vagina.
(b) There was no blood in her vagina.
(c) Her hymen was intact.
(d) She was an older victim.

5. What do some list as a reason to believe Marilyn Monroe was murdered?
(a) She told someone she was being followed.
(b) She didn't leave a note.
(c) There was blood at the scene.
(d) There were no barbiturates in her stomach.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened in St. Louis in 1973 that hindered MIA investigations?

2. What does Baden point out is a misconception about drugs and alcohol?

3. What did Baden recommend to the MIA team?

4. What does Baden realize about Humes and Finck, the men who performed the original autopsy?

5. What are signs of strangulation?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. Summarize Baden's beliefs about what the DA expects an ME to do during autopsy, when issuing a cause of death or other findings.

4. What was Humes' excuse about the faulty autopsy, and is this excuse valid?

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

6. Describe why there was controversy surrounding the death of Elvis.

7. Many cases are mentioned in Chapter Four that others point to as proof that Baden made poor judgments while acting as ME. What is his defense, in general, for the accusations?

8. Describe the blunders that occurred during the Levin and Chambers case.

9. Describe why Baden notes the conspiracy theorists' use of the head movement of Kennedy after his shooting leads to unreliable conclusions.

10. Discuss why Baden believes how someone dies is a reflection of how they live.

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