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  • 1. 

    One of the earliest recorded cases involving arsenic was in France, and the villain was the Marquise de Brinvillers, whose known victims totalled over a hundred.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that one of the earliest recorded cases involving arsenic was in France, and the Marquise de Brinvillers was the villain in this case. It also mentions that the Marquise de Brinvillers had over a hundred known victims.

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  • 2. 

    Toxins found in the ______ block the production of DNA, which causes cell death, attacking the liver and kidneys.

    • A.

      Death cap

    • B.

      Morphine

    Correct Answer
    A. Death cap
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "death cap". Death cap mushrooms contain a deadly toxin called amatoxin, which inhibits the production of DNA in cells. This disruption of DNA synthesis leads to cell death, particularly affecting the liver and kidneys. Ingesting death cap mushrooms can result in severe organ damage and even death.

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  • 3. 

    Cyanide is a vegetable poison that can be distilled from any of the following: the stones of peaches, plums, apricots and cherries, as well as the leaves of the laurel plant.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Cyanide is indeed a vegetable poison that can be extracted or distilled from various sources such as the stones of peaches, plums, apricots, and cherries, as well as the leaves of the laurel plant. This means that these substances contain cyanide compounds that can be harmful if ingested. Therefore, the statement "Cyanide is a vegetable poison that can be distilled from the stones of peaches, plums, apricots, and cherries, as well as the leaves of the laurel plant" is true.

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  • 4. 

    When a small amount of morphine is taken/given, the breathing can become laboured and shallow, leading to a comatose state with sweating and possible convulsions.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that when a small amount of morphine is taken/given, it can lead to a comatose state with sweating and possible convulsions. However, this statement is false. While morphine can cause respiratory depression, it does not typically lead to a comatose state with sweating and convulsions. These symptoms are more commonly associated with an overdose of morphine or other opioids.

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  • 5. 

    In cases of assisted suicide where terminal illness is present, morphine is often the drug used.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    In cases of assisted suicide where terminal illness is present, morphine is often used as a drug. This is because morphine is a powerful painkiller that can provide relief to individuals suffering from severe pain caused by terminal illnesses. It can also induce sedation and relaxation, helping to ease the process of assisted suicide. Therefore, it is true that morphine is commonly used in cases of assisted suicide involving terminal illness.

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  • 6. 

    People with Munchausen’s syndrome create the symptoms of illness, either in themselves or in another person.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    People with Munchausen's syndrome intentionally create or exaggerate symptoms of illness, either in themselves or in another person, in order to gain attention, sympathy, or medical treatment. This disorder is considered a factitious disorder, where individuals feign or induce physical or psychological symptoms for personal gain. It is important to note that this behavior is not consciously controlled or faked for material rewards, but rather driven by a psychological need for attention and validation.

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  • 7. 

    Diagnosis of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome  is very difficult, but could involve some of the following: (Select five)

    • A.

      Option1• a child who has multiple medical problems that don’t respond to treatment or that follow a persistent and puzzling course

    • B.

      Physical or laboratory findings that are highly unusual, don’t correspond with the child’s medical history, or are physically or clinically impossible

    • C.

      Long-term symptoms that tend to stop or improve when the victim is not with the perpetrator

    • D.

      A parent or caregiver who isn’t reassured by ‘good news’ when test results find no medical problems, but continues to believe that the child is ill and may ‘doctor shop’ to find a professional who believes them

    • E.

      A parent or caregiver who appears to be medically knowledgeable or fascinated with medical details or seems to enjoy the hospital environment and attention the sick child receives

    • F.

      A parent or caregiver who’s overly supportive and encouraging of the doctor, or one who is angry and demands further intervention, more procedures, second opinions, or transfers to more sophisticated facilities.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Option1• a child who has multiple medical problems that don’t respond to treatment or that follow a persistent and puzzling course
    B. Physical or laboratory findings that are highly unusual, don’t correspond with the child’s medical history, or are physically or clinically impossible
    D. A parent or caregiver who isn’t reassured by ‘good news’ when test results find no medical problems, but continues to believe that the child is ill and may ‘doctor shop’ to find a professional who believes them
    E. A parent or caregiver who appears to be medically knowledgeable or fascinated with medical details or seems to enjoy the hospital environment and attention the sick child receives
    F. A parent or caregiver who’s overly supportive and encouraging of the doctor, or one who is angry and demands further intervention, more procedures, second opinions, or transfers to more sophisticated facilities.
    Explanation
    The diagnosis of Munchausen by Proxy Syndrome can be difficult, but there are several indicators that could suggest its presence. These include a child who has multiple medical problems that do not respond to treatment or have a persistent and puzzling course. Additionally, there may be physical or laboratory findings that are highly unusual and do not correspond with the child's medical history, or are physically or clinically impossible. The parent or caregiver may not be reassured by "good news" from test results and continue to believe the child is ill, potentially "doctor shopping" to find a professional who agrees with them. The parent or caregiver may also display a fascination with medical details or enjoy the hospital environment and attention the sick child receives. They may be overly supportive and encouraging of the doctor, or on the contrary, angry and demanding further intervention, procedures, second opinions, or transfers to more sophisticated facilities.

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  • 8. 

    Pethidine produces horrendous pain and symptoms with the victim suffering stomach cramps and contorting their bodies.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement in the question is not accurate. Pethidine is an opioid pain medication that is commonly used to relieve moderate to severe pain. It is known to have side effects such as nausea, vomiting, and constipation, but it does not produce horrendous pain or cause stomach cramps. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. A blood test can tell how much hemoglobin you have in your blood.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Hemoglobin is indeed a protein found in red blood cells that is responsible for carrying oxygen throughout the body. A blood test can accurately measure the levels of hemoglobin present in the blood, providing valuable information about a person's overall health and oxygen-carrying capacity. Therefore, the statement "Hemoglobin is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. A blood test can tell how much hemoglobin you have in your blood" is true.

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