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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 was the first indicator that the Tinning children did not die from bad genes?
(a) One child was shot.
(b) One child was adopted.
(c) One child was found starved to death.
(d) One child had severe bruising.

2. What caused Belushi's brain to swell?
(a) Drug overdose.
(b) Brain aneurysm.
(c) Stroke.
(d) Heart attack.

3. How does cocaine kill people?
(a) Through stroke.
(b) Through nasal passage explosion.
(c) Through suffocation.
(d) Through heart arrhythmia.

4. What does Baden mention that can slow digestion by almost an hour?
(a) Drinking alcohol.
(b) Drinking vast quantities of water.
(c) Eating certain foods.
(d) Exercise and emotional state.

5. What happened to Riverdell Hospital?
(a) It was demolished in a tornado.
(b) It was closed by the government.
(c) It was burned down.
(d) It closed for lack of patients.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many Tinning children were given a cause of death of SIDS?

2. What did Travis decide to try to steal from inside the house of Dr. Brown?

3. What did Travis and Peters do to cover up the crime?

4. How does Baden discover time of death in the Hendricks case?

5. What did Travis and Peters not know about Dr. Brown?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain what Baden notices about Sunny's levels of alcohol and barbiturates, and why he calculates them as fatal levels at the time of her coma.

2. Describe the symptoms of a heroin overdose, and how it kills.

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

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

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

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

8. Explain why doctors believed Sunny von Bulow was suffering from low blood sugar on her arrival the third time at the hospital, in spite of EMT belief that she was suffering an overdose.

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

10. Explain what Baden and his team found when they became part of the medical review board that monitors prison deaths, and how those issues were addressed.

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