Unnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner Test | Final Test - Hard

Michael Baden
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Baden claim in the cause of failure for the ME system?

2. What did Sklar do following Paul's murder?

3. How does Baden know Gail Morris died on Saturday, and not on Friday or Sunday?

4. Why did the urine in Belushi's bladder help police?

5. What happened to Sunny von Bulow the third time she was hospitalized?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How did Baden know the killer in the Buffalo slayings was trained, either as a hunter or medically?

4. Explain the disparity between Dr. Lee's issued cause of death and Baden's issued cause of death for Dr. Brown.

5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. Explain why the DA dropped the three additional murder charges against Kuklinski.

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

10. Explain what actually happened to Daphne Mellon.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are several cases in the book where individuals take part in the death of another person, but are determined to be innocent of wrongdoing. These cases include the case of Daphne Mellon, the doctor and nurse in Chapter 10, and the Sutton Place banker, Robert. Choose one of these cases, and discuss the following:

1.) What was the cause of death for the victim?

2.) What were the circumstances surrounding their death?

3.) Why was no one convicted of their murder?

4.) Do you think that the person(s) involved in the victim's death should have been brought to trial? Why or why not? What is the difference between your chosen case, and the case of Cathy Smith, who served time for giving John Belushi his last drug injection? Why was she brought to justice, but the people in your chosen case were not? What does this say about the current system?

Be sure to go into specific detail about why these deaths were considered accidents, even though someone else was present, or contributed to the death.

Essay Topic 2

In the case of Daphne Mellon, it became clear, through Baden's investigation, that Mellon had died of a drug overdose. The case was closed, without locating anyone who attended the party Baden believes she attended, and without speaking with anyone who directly had dealings with Mellon at the party. Do you believe Baden's judgment was biased, based on Mellon's known drug use and history of sexual promiscuity? Or do you believe the evidence found supports his idea of a drug and sex party gone wrong? Explain your answer, using the details from the case. Be sure to mention where she was found, events leading up to the death, her boyfriend's statements, and those of her friends, her actions prior to her death, the findings at the scene, and any other pertinent information.

Essay Topic 3

Explain the near conviction of Leonard Barco, the man originally believed to have killed Gail Morris. Why was he suspected? What was the role of Dr. Braga in the original cause of death? Why did he issue the cause of death as he did? What led Baden to believe this was incorrect? What did Baden find? Why did this help convince the judge Barco did not commit the crime?

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