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Atul Gawande
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Man Who Couldn't Stop Eating.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. For over a decade, how many hours did Goodman work a week?
(a) 70-80.
(b) 40-50.
(c) 80-100 hours.
(d) 50-60.

2. What percent of the population does a crude estimate suggest are afflicted with severe blushing?
(a) About 2 percent.
(b) 1 to 7 percent.
(c) 5 to 10 percent.
(d) About 8 percent.

3. What branch of military service did Goodman serve in?
(a) Air Force.
(b) Marines.
(c) Army.
(d) Navy.

4. During what year of his training does Gawande have a chance to attend a surgeons convention?
(a) 5th year.
(b) 6th year.
(c) 8th year.
(d) 7th year.

5. What statistician described a classic example of imagining patterns where really there are none when he described the Germans' bombing patterns of South London in World War II?
(a) Wagner Westford.
(b) William Feller.
(c) Brandon Wyatt.
(d) Lance Bridger.

Short Answer Questions

1. For luck, what did Michael Jordon always wear under his Chicago Bulls uniform?

2. When did the Goteborg group begin accepting patients who complained of disabling blushing?

3. How old was the former orthopedic surgeon that Gawande writes about in "When Good Doctors Go Bad"?

4. What was the average amount of time that a keyboard operator in Australia would lose from work due to disabling arm pain?

5. How many minutes without oxygen could lead to brain damage and perhaps death?

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