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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What changed when Reynolds Price injured himself?
(a) He damaged his internal organs.
(b) His pain was so bad he couldn't lift his head.
(c) His pain actually decreased.
(d) He lost all feeling in his legs.

2. What did Price decide to do?
(a) Forego surgery.
(b) Have surgery.
(c) Nothing at the time.
(d) Have radiation therapy.

3. How did Reynolds Price injure himself?
(a) He hit his head.
(b) He toppled over in his wheelchair.
(c) He fell in the bathroom.
(d) He cut himself.

4. What does Price say he withdrew from?
(a) Steroids.
(b) Anti-inflammatory drugs.
(c) Radiation.
(d) Regular hospital care.

5. What was Price able to do after Christmas 1985?
(a) Return to teaching.
(b) Drive.
(c) Walk.
(d) Remember short-term and long-term memories.

6. What does Price say was the critical reaction to Kate Vaiden?
(a) Mixed reviews and critical disinterest.
(b) The book was ignored.
(c) Positive reviews.
(d) Harsh reviews.

7. What was Dan's role in maintaining Price's balance of mind?
(a) Talking him down from the proverbial ledge.
(b) Encouraging him to remain faithful.
(c) Chastizing his self-pity.
(d) Nourishing his spirit with food, music and literature.

8. How had the tumor changed since Price's surgery and radiation therapy?
(a) It had wrapped itself tighter around his spine.
(b) It had changed shape.
(c) It had gotten smaller.
(d) It had moved up his spine.

9. What does Price say accompanied his pains, now?
(a) Numbness.
(b) Seizures.
(c) Nausea and malaise.
(d) Existential dread.

10. Where did Reynolds Price and Daniel Voll travel to together?
(a) To California to visit his family.
(b) To New York for experimental treatments.
(c) To Washington D.C. for a literary award ceremony.
(d) To Arkansas for rehearsals.

11. What does Price say Daniel Voll would do 'happily' for him and his visitors?
(a) Cook.
(b) Leave them in peace.
(c) Read and edit works.
(d) Shopping and errands.

12. What was Dr. Shuping's prognosis?
(a) That surgery might help him.
(b) That he would likely be paralyzed permanently.
(c) That he might eventually get some relief from pain.
(d) That Price's outlook for walking was not good.

13. How does Price characterize the pain he felt by the end of the semester?
(a) Beyond description.
(b) Humbling.
(c) Oppressive.
(d) Overpowering.

14. What did Price learn to do in biofeedback?
(a) Isolate his muscle movements.
(b) Breathe into his muscles.
(c) Focus on particular parts of his body.
(d) Regulate his pH.

15. Who is Daniel Voll?
(a) A Duke grad student.
(b) A neighbor.
(c) A nurse.
(d) A physician.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Dr. Friedman give Price when the pains returned?

2. Where does Dan establish himself?

3. What was the 'new demon' Price encountered after surgery?

4. What did two new MRIs indicate about Price's tumor?

5. What put Price back in the hospital?

(see the answer keys)

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