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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 did the urine in Belushi's bladder help police?
(a) There was none, indicating he had gotten up to urinate.
(b) There was not enough to indicate he had slipped into a coma.
(c) There was none, indicating he had urinated himself.
(d) The amount showed he had slipped into a coma.

2. Why does Baden offer to do a minimum autopsy?
(a) To ensure political power.
(b) To hide the evidence.
(c) To soothe the Hasidic Jews of the community.
(d) To cover up the removal of the body.

3. How did the masochist doctor die at the end of Chapter Ten?
(a) He died by asphyxiation.
(b) He died from a gunshot wound.
(c) He died from a heroin overdose.
(d) He died from starvation.

4. What do drowning victims have in common with heroin overdose cases?
(a) Both have enlarged veins.
(b) Both have fluid in the lungs.
(c) Both have foam in the airway.
(d) Both have enlarged brains.

5. What was Baden's listed cause of death for Daphne Mellon?
(a) Strangulation.
(b) Drug overdose.
(c) Blunt force trauma.
(d) Gunshot wound.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Jerald Sklar claim Catherine Fried had killed her husband?

2. What does Baden believe killed Gail Morris?

3. What is succinylcholine typically used for?

4. What happened to the prisoners who told reporters they disagreed with the riot?

5. Why was Leonard Barco an obvious suspect for the killing of Gail Morris?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Explain why the prisoners at Attica were rioting, including those things mentioned that were problems for the corrections board.

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

4. Why did Kuklinski use cyanide, and how did Baden discover it on his victims?

5. Explain why, from the beginning, Baden believed the police had the wrong time of death for Gail Morris.

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

7. 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.

8. Explain what actually happened to Daphne Mellon.

9. Explain how Carl Cappolino killed William E. Farber.

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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