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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Johnny's first surgery was over, his parents were informed that the tumor was the size of what?
(a) An orange.
(b) A lemon.
(c) A walnut.
(d) A pea.

2. When was John Gunther's Inside U.S.A. published?
(a) 1947.
(b) 1948.
(c) 1955.
(d) 1919.

3. What refers to the medical use of ionizing radiation, generally as part of cancer treatment to control malignant cells?
(a) Radiation therapy.
(b) Hydrogen therapy.
(c) Atomic therapy.
(d) Paleontific therarpy.

4. Following Johnny's first operation in Chapter 1, he dictated a letter to whom regarding some thoughts he had?
(a) Professor Einstein.
(b) Jackson Pollack.
(c) Dr. Anderson.
(d) Dr. Medlin.

5. What day was Johnny's birthday?
(a) July 7.
(b) September 6.
(c) January 5.
(d) November 4.

6. Where was Johnny born?
(a) Los Angeles.
(b) London.
(c) New York.
(d) Paris.

7. In Chapter 4, as the bump was growing once again, Johnny's doctors and parents decided to treat it with what?
(a) Diet.
(b) Hormones.
(c) Physical exercise.
(d) Radiation.

8. What word means quiet, inactive, or dormant?
(a) Quiescent.
(b) Rampant.
(c) Callibraic.
(d) Intrinsic.

9. What color were Johnny's eyes?
(a) Hazel.
(b) Green.
(c) Blue.
(d) Brown.

10. In Chapter 4, Johnny's tumor was growing very rapidly, and it was even invading Johnny's what?
(a) Face.
(b) Spine.
(c) Scalp.
(d) Ears.

11. "Death Be Not Proud" takes its name from Holy Sonnet X by whom?
(a) Homer.
(b) John Donne.
(c) Don Juan.
(d) Alexander Pope.

12. After Johnny's first operation in Chapter 1, he made a remarkable recovery, despite the fact that he couldn't open his eyes for how long?
(a) 24 hours.
(b) 4 days.
(c) 12 hours.
(d) 48 hours.

13. What is the most common and most aggressive malignant primary brain tumor in humans?
(a) Metastatic tumor.
(b) Glioblastoma multiforme.
(c) Stereotactic tumor.
(d) Brainstem glioma.

14. When did the author receive notice from the school that their son had a stiff neck and was in the infirmary in Chapter 1?
(a) September, 1945.
(b) October, 1946.
(c) March, 1940.
(d) April, 1946.

15. What doctor vehemently opposed to removing Johnny's tumor in Chapter 3, stating that the tumor was dead and that it was sloughing itself out of his head?
(a) Dr. Gerson.
(b) Dr. Hahn.
(c) Dr. Masson.
(d) Dr. Mount.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to a camp counselor from when he was young, Johnny was very what?

2. Where was Johnny conceived?

3. How much of the tumor were the doctors able to remove during Johnny's first operation in Chapter 1?

4. What refers to the science that deals with matter, energy, motion, and force?

5. Who was the girl Johnny was romantically interested in, as revealed in Chapter 4?

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