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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 was Leonard Barco an obvious suspect for the killing of Gail Morris?
(a) He was the last person to leave her apartment.
(b) He was the last to be seen with her alive.
(c) He was her husband.
(d) He was her brother.

2. What leads investigators to ask for Baden's assistance with Dr. Brown's murder?
(a) They find no traces of drugs in Dr. Brown's system.
(b) They find no body, but traces of burnt flesh.
(c) They find carbon monoxide, but no soot in the airway.
(d) They find soot in the airway, but no carbon monoxide.

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

4. For what was Michael Privitiera killed?
(a) Starting fights.
(b) Trying to escape.
(c) Leaking to reporters.
(d) Stealing weapons.

5. What is succinylcholine typically used for?
(a) To ease headaches.
(b) To relax skeletal muscles.
(c) To relax tension.
(d) To ease pain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Baden find when he examines the body of Gail Morris?

2. Where was Jaroslawicz's body found?

3. What did Robert Travis and Larry Peters set out to do at Dr. Brown's property on the night she died?

4. What is Attica?

5. What misled the doctors the day of Sunny's third hospitalization?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Explain how Baden knew the hostages were killed by the guards.

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

6. 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.

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

8. Explain Ondine's syndrome.

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

10. Explain how Baden used the digestive system to determine time of death in the Hendricks case.

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