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

2. What did Robert Travis and Larry Peters set out to do at Dr. Brown's property on the night she died?
(a) Steal gas.
(b) Steal a car.
(c) Burn the house down.
(d) Steal her antiques.

3. What did Travis decide to try to steal from inside the house of Dr. Brown?
(a) Her cat.
(b) Her money.
(c) Her rifle.
(d) Her antiques.

4. Why was Jaroslawicz's body preserved so well?
(a) He was kept in plastic underwater.
(b) He was kept in plastic in a warm room.
(c) He was kept in plastic in a cold room.
(d) He was kept in plastic outside.

5. What caused the riot?
(a) The prisoners were being starved.
(b) A guard was killed.
(c) A prisoner was killed.
(d) Privileges were taken away from a prisoner.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the proof of cyanide poisoning Baden finds in the bodies that is crucial to the case?

2. Dr. Worthington was willing to testify to what?

3. What did Travis do when Dr. Brown caught him inside the house?

4. What is unique about killer Joseph Christopher?

5. Which organ is particularly important for detecting poison?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain the three themes of Baden's affidavit in the case of Claus von Bulow.

3. Describe how Barry Schwartz and Kenneth Hess were killed by the other inmates.

4. Describe why a body in the desert mummifies, and why a body in the Arctic stays bacteria free.

5. Explain the situation that causes some teenagers and adults to accidentally commit suicide by hanging during sexual experimentation.

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

7. Explain the circumstances surrounding the finding of Daphne Mellon's vehicle, personal items, and body, and why those findings led to questions.

8. Explain what actually happened to Daphne Mellon.

9. Explain how the defense for Hendricks tried to argue the digestive system argument, and Baden's counter argument.

10. Explain how and why Jascalevich killed the patients of other doctors.

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