What Do You Know About Death?

9 Questions | Total Attempts: 98

Death Quizzes & Trivia

Let's see what you know about the different stages the body goes through after death. . . Ready for this?


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    How many stages of decomposition are there?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      6

    • C. 

      5

    • D. 

      3

  • 2. 
    What is 'Algor Mortis'?
    • A. 

      Stage prior to Rigor Mortis, as the body begins to harden.

    • B. 

      Cooling of the body's temperature to that of its surroundings

    • C. 

      The breaking down of the organs in the body.

    • D. 

      The beginning of dehydration in the body

  • 3. 
    What is a VOC?
    • A. 

      Voluptuous Origin Cell

    • B. 

      Volatile Organ Cells

    • C. 

      Volatile Organic Compound

    • D. 

      Voice of the Customer

  • 4. 
    When does Rigor Mortis set in?
    • A. 

      After 3 hours full Rigor at 12

    • B. 

      Starts after 6 hours and full Rigor at 24

    • C. 

      After 5 hours full Rigor at 16

    • D. 

      After 1 hours full Rigor at 6

  • 5. 
    How many hours does it (Rigor Mortis) last?
    • A. 

      24

    • B. 

      84

    • C. 

      72

    • D. 

      36

  • 6. 
    What is marbelization?
    • A. 

      Process by which human tissue begins to transform into a rock like substance

    • B. 

      Red streaks in the veins begin to turn green over time

    • C. 

      The skin begins to have colored streaks in it, giving it the semblance of marble.

    • D. 

      The tissue becomes flaky and hard, like stone.

  • 7. 
    In ideal conditions, roughly how many days would it take for the bones to become visible through the flesh?
    • A. 

      4-10

    • B. 

      2-5

    • C. 

      15-30

    • D. 

      10-20

  • 8. 
    Which of these is not a sign of mummification?
    • A. 

      Loss of internal organs due to Insect activity

    • B. 

      Body emmits black ooze from abdominal cavity

    • C. 

      Formation of grave wax

    • D. 

      Reduction of skin, cartilage, and bone

  • 9. 
    Which of these less likely to be a factor in decomposition?
    • A. 

      Temperature

    • B. 

      Availability of Oxygen

    • C. 

      Surface on which the body rests

    • D. 

      Foods eaten prior to death

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