Forensic Pathology Quiz


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What is the irreversible cessation of circulation of blood and brain activity?

A. death

B. heart attack

C. cancer

D. stroke


The cooling of the body after death.

A. Autolysis

B. Algor Mortis

C. Liver Mortis


refers to an underlying cause of death, as opposed to the final cause.
A. pupa
B. adipocere
C. proximate cause of death
D. pulmonary arrest


bleeding to death
A. decomposition
B. autopsy
C. asphyxiation
D. exsanguinations


Which stage of death describes the paleness of the skin?

A. rigor mortis

B. livor mortis

C. rigor mortis

D. pallor mortis


death from a lack of oxygen
A. decomposition
B. exsanguinations
C. putrefaction
D. asphyxiation


Which mechanism of death means that the victim had an infection in their bloodstream?

A. exsanguination

B. sepsis

C. brain trauma

D. asphyxia


The spontaneous break-down of cells as they self-digest.

A. Decomposition

B. Algor Mortis

C. Autolysis


One of five means by which someone dies.

A. Mechanism of death

B. Cause of death

C. Manner of death


The specific body failure that leads to death.

A. Manner of death

B. Mechanism of death

C. Cause of death


The immediate reason for a person’s death.

A. Forensic Entomology

B. Cause of death

C. Manner of death


Is every town required to have a medical examiner?

A. Yes, or else crimes would go unsolved

B. No, but coroners will have to make sure a body is sent to a medical examiner

C. No, the coroner can do everything a medical examiner can do

D. yes, because they have a medical degree


How quickly does pallor mortis set in?

A. 5-10 minutes

B. 1-3 hours

C. 15-120 minutes

D. 1-2 days




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