3 There are 4 ways a person can die, and these are referred to as the manner of death.
4 What are the 4 manners of death? natural deathaccidental deathsuicidal deathhomicidal death
5 A man with a heart condition is attacked and dies from a heart attack during the assault. What is the manner of death?homicideaccidentnaturalsuicide
6 An elderly woman dies after being kept from receiving proper health care by her son. What is the manner of death?naturalaccidenthomicidesuicide
7 The reason someone dies if referred to as the ________________. manner of deathmechanism of deathcause of deathtime of death
8 Which of the following is NOT a cause of death? suffocationshootingloss of bloodstrangulationheart attack
9 What is the mechanism of death? The means by which someone dies.The specific change in the body that brought about death.The immediate reason for a person’s death.The stiffness that occurs after death.
10 What are the 6 factors used to estimate a person’s time of death? livor mortisrigor mortisalgor mortisstomach/intestinal contentsdecompositioninsects
11 Livor mortis refers to: death coolnessdeath heatdeath stiffnessdeath color
12 Pooling of blood in the body What is lividity?Pooling of blood in the body
13 Lividity begins ___ hours after death, and If the skin is pressed, lividity will remain after _________ hours.2 hours; 8 hours4 hours; 12 hours2 hours; 12 hours hours4 hours; 8 hours2 hours; 6 hours
14 Lividity can reveal the position of a corpse during the first 8 hours after death.
15 What does dual lividity suggest? That a body was kept in one position two hours after death and then moved to a second position before the lividity became permanent.
17 Which statement is true about rigor mortis? It may remain in the body for up to 36 hours.It starts in the feet and works its way up to the head.Peak rigor is at 10 hours.It starts in the head and works its way down to the legs.When leaving the body, it starts in the feet and works its way up to the head.
18 If a person experiences hypothermia, the onset of rigor will be slower.
19 Algor mortis means: death color death stiffness death chill and describes the temperature loss in the corpse.death heat and describes the temperature loss in the corpse.death heat and describes the temperature gain in the corpse.death colordeath stiffness
20 To take a corpse’s temperature, forensic investigators insert a thermometer into the ______. livermouthrectumstomachunderarm
21 A rule of thumb is to expect a corpse to lose ____ degrees F/hour. 32.512.5
22 To help determine time of death. Why do medical examiners study the corpse’s stomach and intestinal contents?To help determine time of death.
23 If the stomach is empty but food is found in the small intestine, then death occurred _______________ after a meal.at least 4-6 hours12 or more hours0-2 hoursat least 2-4 hoursat least 6-8 hours