Becoming a Doctor: A Journey of Initiation in Medical School Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was Konner nominated for?
(a) A prestigious medical honor.
(b) A National Book Award.
(c) A military appointment.
(d) A Pulitzer Prize.

2. Who does Konner say had a right not to be touched by medical students?
(a) Cesarean section mothers.
(b) Difficult births.
(c) Private pay patients.
(d) Fathers of newborn babies.

3. What is Konner's justification for not practicing medicine?
(a) He is using his talents in a better way.
(b) He is giving himself to his family instead.
(c) He is saving patients from his errors.
(d) He is saving society money.

4. What does Konner say is the typical method of childbirth in the U.S.?
(a) Fully-conscious, without drugs.
(b) Heavily sedated.
(c) Full-conscious with pain drugs.
(d) C-section.

5. How had Barb's midwife treated the condition that formed the complications?
(a) She had recommended bed rest.
(b) She had left it untreated.
(c) She had given her herbs.
(d) She had given Barb drugs.

6. What are Konner's feelings about abortion?
(a) He is appalled by it.
(b) He sees it as a necessary evil.
(c) He things it is understandable and acceptable.
(d) He refrains from making a judgment.

7. How does Konner characterize Johann Ringler?
(a) A control freak.
(b) A nuisance.
(c) A hero.
(d) A demon.

8. What gave Konner an emotional boost during his rotation with Dr. Brass?
(a) Being called into a friend's birth.
(b) Getting a National Book Award.
(c) Getting a good evaluation.
(d) Selling his book proposal for 'Becoming a Doctor'.

9. What brought about an improvement in Charlotte's condition?
(a) Termination of antipsychotic drugs.
(b) Relocation to a long-term facility.
(c) Talking therapy.
(d) New medication, and surgery.

10. What was Harrison's specialty?
(a) Gastrointestinal tumors.
(b) Nervous disorders.
(c) Heart disease.
(d) Eye surgery.

11. What were surgeons going to correct in patient Laura's laparotomy?
(a) Adhesions on her fallopian tubes.
(b) Cysts in her uterus.
(c) Tumors on her ovaries.
(d) Complications in her pregnancy.

12. What happened to Barb's condition by the time Konner returned to his rotation?
(a) She regained her health.
(b) She was hospitalized for further complications.
(c) She was diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimers.
(d) She was involved in a car accident.

13. How long was Konner away from the hospital for, as a result of this nomination?
(a) 36 hours.
(b) 48 hours.
(c) 18 hours.
(d) 24 hours.

14. How long had Konner spent in Obstetrics?
(a) Two months.
(b) Six weeks.
(c) Six months.
(d) Two weeks.

15. What did Konner find when he researched Sophie Hellman's case?
(a) No notes about the treatments her doctor said he tried.
(b) A laundry list of exhausted and fruitless treatments.
(c) Subtle signs of the tumor that ultimately killed her.
(d) A list of treatments that were be considered and rejected.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the treatment Dr. Brass recommended for the Pickwickian syndrome case?

2. What causes Pickwickian syndrome?

3. What strategy did Dr. Greenspan advocate for learning medicine?

4. Whose samples had been sent to the lab Konner was working in now?

5. What rule prevented Konner from attending as many births as possible?

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