Medical Quiz

Forensic Pathology Quiz


How quickly does pallor mortis set in?

A. 5-10 minutes

B. 1-3 hours

C. 15-120 minutes

D. 1-2 days

The immediate reason for a person’s death.

A. Forensic Entomology

B. Cause of death

C. Manner of death

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

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

Which stage of death describes the paleness of the skin?

A. rigor mortis

B. livor mortis

C. rigor mortis

D. pallor mortis

The specific body failure that leads to death.

A. Manner of death

B. Mechanism of death

C. Cause of death

The cooling of the body after death.

A. Autolysis

B. Algor Mortis

C. Liver Mortis

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

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

One of five means by which someone dies.

A. Mechanism of death

B. Cause of death

C. Manner of death

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

A. exsanguination

B. sepsis

C. brain trauma

D. asphyxia

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

A. death

B. heart attack

C. cancer

D. stroke

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

A. Decomposition

B. Algor Mortis

C. Autolysis


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