Pbs Autopsy Quiz (Hewitt-trussville High School)

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Autopsy Quiz for Unit 1 of PBS at Hewitt-Trussville High School


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What is the primary purpose of an autopsy?
  • 2. 
    What are the two parts of an autopsy?
  • 3. 
    Which tool is used to open the skull to retrieve the brain?
  • 4. 
    What is the shape of an incision made in the chest during an autopsy?
  • 5. 
    What is the study of the effects of chemicals on the human body?
  • 6. 
    What is known as the study of the nature of diseases?
  • 7. 
    If autopsies fall under the forensic pathology category, which type of pathology would examine skin cancer biospies?
    • A. 

      Hemapathology

    • B. 

      Forensic Pathology

    • C. 

      Clinical Pathology

    • D. 

      Dermapathology

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Explain why a forensic pathologist would place a dead body into a freezer.
    • A. 

      To help recover vital organs

    • B. 

      To slow the rate of decomposition

    • C. 

      To help make cutting the body easier

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    What part of the body creates initial difficulty when completing an internal examination?
  • 10. 
    Why would a pathologist want to slice organs?
    • A. 

      To see what is inside the organ.

    • B. 

      So it is easier for disposal.

    • C. 

      In order to view under the microscope.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    In the Dr. G video clip, she discusses changing from using a scalpel to scissors for the internal examination. Why?
    • A. 

      To avoid needing stiches.

    • B. 

      To avoid the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens

    • C. 

      To ensure a proper cut in the body.

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    What does a pathologist measure when removing organs?
    • A. 

      Weight, length, and volume

    • B. 

      Weight, volume, and surface area

    • C. 

      Weight, height, and volume

    • D. 

      Length, height, and width

  • 13. 
    What is the main reason organs should be measured?
    • A. 

      To detect the amount of blood loss

    • B. 

      To observe abnormalities in the organs

    • C. 

      Answer A and B

    • D. 

      None are correct

  • 14. 
    Which organs are removed first in the internal examination?
    • A. 

      Larynx

    • B. 

      Esphogaus

    • C. 

      Some arteries

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 15. 
    What is one of the first things that are measured during an autopsy?
    • A. 

      The brain

    • B. 

      The weight of each individual organ

    • C. 

      The amount of blood and body fluids lost

    • D. 

      None of the above

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