Lessons
1 Definitions
2 Perspectives
3 Guidelines
4 Hunger Strikes

Test lesson 1
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Hunger strike - Definitions and terms of reference


Test lesson 1

1. In the case of a hunger strike: If prison doctors are to carry out their work effectively is it necessary to act independently from the prison authorities or in close cooperation with the prison authorities?

 a) In close cooperation with the prison authorities
 b) Independently from the prison authorities

2. The doctor will often have to act as mediator between the prisoner and others. Who can the others be?

 a) Other prisoners
 b) Authorities
 c) Family
 d) Church
 e) Other physicians

3. Doctors have to be acquainted with ethical and human rights guidelines for doctors. What organization has adopted most of these guidelines? Who have set down these guidelines?

 a) Amnesty International
 b) World Health Organization
 c) World Medical Association

4. How long is the sensation of hunger during a fast?

 a) The entire time of fasting
 b) The first few days of fasting
 c) The first two weeks of fasting
 d) Never

5. Which of the following conditions qualify a fasting prisoner as a hunger striker?

 a) Melancholic depression
 b) Free of any psychiatric or mental disorder
 c) Fasting for religious reasons
 d) Sound of mind
 e) Anorexia

6. What characterizes food refusers. Tick one or more box(es)

 a) Both males and females
 b) Political prisoners
 c) Willing to go all the way
 d) Strike for principles
 e) Mainly males
  f) Often ordinary criminals
 g) Not willing to die
 h) Strike for petty demands

7. What characterizes the real hunger strikers. Tick one or more box(es)

 a) Both males and females
 b) Political prisoners
 c) Willing to go all the way
 d) Strike for principles
 e) Mainly males
  f) Often ordinary criminals
 g) Not willing to die
 h) Strike for petty demands

8. How can a partial or non-total fasting be beneficial?

 a) The hunger striker won't die.
 b) Prolongation of the period of negotiation may help avoid deaths.
 c) It means that it's not a serious hunger strike and will blow over in time.

9. What does the term “total hunger strike” mean?

 a) The hunger striker eats some kind of food and drinks.
 b) The hunger striker doesn't eat or drink anything.
 c) The hunger striker doesn't eat but drinks water.