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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Stone do when Hema tells him Mary is dying?
(a) He cuts open her chest and tries to start her heart.
(b) He falls to the floor sobbing.
(c) He runs out of the operating room.
(d) He slaps Hema.

2. Why does Ghosh attach an anklet to Shiva?
(a) To abuse Shiva.
(b) To identify him.
(c) To wake him when he stops breathing.
(d) To offset Shiva's unbalanced chi.

3. Of what does the man who turns up in Ghosh's office complain?
(a) Severe stomach pain.
(b) Headache.
(c) Sore throat.
(d) A rash.

4. What does Ghosh say about the man's condition who visits him?
(a) The man needs to go home because he's fine.
(b) The man can be easily cured.
(c) The man is near death.
(d) The man has goiter.

5. What does Hema agree to do concerning Ghosh?
(a) Help him with surgery.
(b) Take over his practice.
(c) Write him a letter of recommendation.
(d) Marry him.

6. What does Zemui say when she returns?
(a) Things are much worse than anticipated.
(b) The Emperor has gone into exile.
(c) General Mebratu is in hiding.
(d) The coup is a success.

7. According to Marion, what will Shiva do when he's ready?
(a) Nothing.
(b) Talk.
(c) Make friends.
(d) Sing.

8. What happens to many of the passengers on the ship Mary Praise takes to Africa?
(a) They get food poisoning.
(b) They become sea sick.
(c) They come down with a fever.
(d) They drink bad water.

9. What is the man running towards the hospital carrying?
(a) A gun.
(b) A dead child.
(c) A dead dog.
(d) A large package.

10. For what has the Emperor put out an offer of a reward?
(a) Zemui's capture.
(b) The return of his kidnapped son.
(c) The return of his crown taken when the palace was temporarily occupied.
(d) Mebratu's head.

11. What does Hema realize about the twins?
(a) They are too large.
(b) They are connected at the head by a small tube.
(c) They are identical.
(d) They are too small.

12. What does Dr. Stone do to try and help Mary?
(a) Stone is not at the hospital at the time.
(b) Pull a baby out with an abortion tool.
(c) Stone attempts to do a C-section on her.
(d) Nothing, Mary doesn't need any help.

13. What is Almaz doing as Ghosh encounters her?
(a) Crying.
(b) Cooking.
(c) Washing laundry.
(d) Scrubbing the floor.

14. What does Mary Praise do when Dr. Stone seems to be close to death?
(a) Prays desperately for him.
(b) Finds another doctor on board the ship.
(c) Makes the captain put in at port.
(d) Gives him herbs that are experimental.

15. Where does Mary Praise fall asleep while caring for the sick doctor?
(a) Next to his bed.
(b) In his bed.
(c) In the hall outside his door.
(d) On the table in his cabin.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Shiva take off?

2. What happens to the soldier who points the gun at Genet?

3. What does Stone tell Hema to do with the twins?

4. What question does Hema ask Stone?

5. What does Hema say to Stone?

(see the answer keys)

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