Crucial Memory Selector

Gruelling Cross Examinations

Attorney: Doctor, as a result of your examination of the plaintiff, is the young lady pregnant?

Witness: The young lady is pregnant, but not as a result of my examination.

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Attorney: Do you know how far pregnant you are now?

Witness: I'll be three months on November 8.

Attorney: Apparently, then, the date of conception was August 8?

Witness: Yes.

Attorney: What were you doing at that time?

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Attorney: Mr. Clark, you went on a rather elaborate honeymoon, didn't you?

Witness: I went to Europe, sir.

Attorney: And did you take your new wife?

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Attorney: She had three children, right?

Witness: Yes.

Attorney: How many were boys?

Witness: None.

Attorney: Were there any girls?

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Attorney: You say the stairs went down to the basement?

Witness: Yes.

Attorney: And these stairs, did they go up also?

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Q: Doctor, before you performed the autopsy, did you check for a pulse?

A: No.

Q: Did you check for blood pressure?

A: No.

Q: Did you check for breathing?

A: No.

Q: So, then it is possible that the patient was alive when you began the autopsy?

A: No.

Q: How can you be so sure, Doctor?

A: Because his brain was sitting on my desk in a jar.

Q: But could the patient have still been alive nevertheless?

A: It is possible that he could have been alive and practicing law somewhere.

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Attorney: I show you Exhibit 3 and ask you if you recognize that picture.

Witness: That's me.

Attorney: Were you present when that picture was taken?

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Attorney: Were you present in court this morning when you were sworn in?

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Attorney: So you were gone until you returned?