Is it true that hair and nails continue to grow after death?

No, they only seem to. What happens is the body dries out after death and the skin recedes from the hair and nails, making it appear as if they are longer. In fact, even though hair is not technically "living," hair and nail cells still need to be nourished by blood in order to grow.

INQ 111: midterm examination


1) Terms (50%): identify 10 of 12 terms for which a brief description will be given (a list of all the terms will be provided)

2) Short-answer questions (50%): several short-answer questions (more details the better; focus on being able to discuss the main issues covered so far)

For review:

1. Materials covered through Oct. 16, including the summer reading (focus on significant issues in the readings, especially as presented and discussed in class):

including Quiz 1 (see the file with answers: in MS Word use Tools>Option>View/Display>click Hidden text)

2. Sample questions you should be ready to answer:

1) Compare or relate Rachels and Maslow. How may they be complements? How might the claims of Maslow, if correct, impact Rachels's observations and suggestions?

2) What is meant by cultural relativism? What are some main issues and questions regarding cultural relativism (e.g., Bohannan, George, Herskovitz, Pojman, Rachels)?

    diversity thesis, dependency thesis, weak thesis of dependency, strong thesis of dependency 

3) Compare Winthrop and Luke.

4) What are some characteristics of the American spirit, and critiques of them, as expressed in the following:

Hughes: Let America Be America Again

Kennedy: Inaugural address

King: Letter from Birmingham Jail

Menkiti: Person and Community in African Traditional Thought

Mill: Democratic Participation and Political Education

Winthrop: A Model of Christian Charity

5) What is science? What do we mean by "natural sciences"? How do they relate to human culture and the themes of Inquiry (e.g., the table of contents in the Inquiry textbook)? Relevance to The Ghost Map?

6) In Menkiti, what is the contrast between a minimal and a maximal "definition of the person"?

7) What is Freakonomics, and how is it relevant to the themes and goals of Inquiry or a liberal arts education (e.g., the table of contents in the Inquiry textbook)?

8) What does liberal arts education have to do with ethics (e.g., Freakonomics, Luke, Newman, Shapiro)?

9) How does The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks relate to the texts we have read thus far in Inquirty? Be able to refer to specific texts, authors, or themes.

3. Highlighted terms on the R-drive