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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Oria Dismuke described?
(a) Compassionate, but not very intelligent.
(b) Exhausted by her work, and depressed about her son.
(c) A good mother, who does everything she can for her son.
(d) Oblivious of her son's suffering, caring only about herself.

2. What is the problem with Taylor being on a ventilator?
(a) It scars her lung tissue.
(b) Her parents' insurance won't cover it.
(c) It requires her to be dependent on medication.
(d) It interferes with other treatments.

3. What happened to Armando the night he left for Madisonville?
(a) He was shot.
(b) His car was stolen.
(c) He had an argument with his parents.
(d) He got into a bar fight.

4. What happened to Armando as a result of this misfortune?
(a) He was paralyzed from the chin down.
(b) He eventually died.
(c) His left side was paralyzed.
(d) He had both legs amputated.

5. Why doesn't Patrick's doctor want to give him surgery?
(a) He's not sure it's completely necessary.
(b) It is risky, and will only lead to a new infection.
(c) He isn't sure that he is qualified to do it.
(d) It is expensive, and his insurance won't cover it.

6. What started the fight between Armando and the man in Madisonville?
(a) Armando spilled his drink on the man's best jacket.
(b) Armando attempted to steal the man's wallet.
(c) The man made a pass at Armando's girlfriend.
(d) The man was drunk, and Armando gave him water instead of whiskey.

7. What ethical issue does the Committee debate focus on?
(a) Whether it is right to withdraw life support if Patrick's mother can't pay, considering the hospital's already massive debt.
(b) How Patrick should be told that his mother has decided to withdraw his life support.
(c) Whether Patrick should stay at the hospital, or go somewhere else.
(d) Whether withdrawing Patrick's life support is "giving up," or letting nature take its course.

8. What happens to Taylor?
(a) She dies.
(b) She gets pneumonia.
(c) She goes home with Fran and Carey.
(d) She lives, but must remain on the ventilator in the hospital.

9. What is the biggest risk involving Patrick's IV line?
(a) It can get infected.
(b) It needs to be closely monitored.
(c) It can interfere with his breathing.
(d) It is very expensive to maintain.

10. How does Sharon react to discussing Taylor's treatment?
(a) She is warm and caring when answering the Poarchs' questions.
(b) She gets emotional, and has difficulty answering the Poarchs' questions.
(c) She is resistant to discussing it.
(d) She refuses to discuss it.

11. Where did Armando and his family come from?
(a) Madrid, Spain.
(b) San Antonio, Texas.
(c) Southern California.
(d) Matamotos, Mexico.

12. What is the significance of Patrick's medical chart?
(a) It shows how little involvement his parents have had in his care.
(b) It shows that the hospital has tried every treatment available, without success.
(c) It tracks his life as a series of medical events.
(d) It details the rarity of his illness, and the many doctors who have attempted to cure him.

13. Who is Richard Weir?
(a) Patrick's social worker.
(b) Patrick's lawyer.
(c) Patrick's play therapist.
(d) Patrick's doctor.

14. What doctor do Fran and Carey meet when they get to the hospital?
(a) Sharon Crandell.
(b) Lin Weeks.
(c) Eugene Adcock.
(d) Jane Reed.

15. How does Armando's family feel about his condition?
(a) He is much worse than they had imagined.
(b) Due to a language barrier, they are unable to fully understand it.
(c) They are unaware of his condition.
(d) They are relieved that it isn't as bad as they feared.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long has Patrick been in and out of the hospital?

2. How do the members of the ethics committee feel about one another?

3. Which patient is the subject of the June chapter, Chapter 2?

4. How is Taylor's appearance described?

5. What happened to Mark?

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