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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who is Sally Olsen?
(a) Patrick's social worker.
(b) Patrick's doctor.
(c) The hospital's financial administrator.
(d) Javier's assistant.

3. How does Patrick feel about his condition?
(a) He tries not to focus on it, and just wants to be normal.
(b) He hates living the way he does, and is, at times, suicidal.
(c) He is hyper-aware of his condition, to the point of being a hypochondriac.
(d) He doesn't really understand the severity of his condition.

4. Which baby is born first?
(a) It is not specified.
(b) Taylor.
(c) Jake.
(d) They are born at the same time, via Caesarian section.

5. How old is Patrick Dismuke?
(a) Twenty.
(b) Twelve.
(c) Fifteen.
(d) Seven.

6. What do Fran and Carey want to do with Taylor at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) They want to move her to another hospital.
(b) They want to take her off the ventilator and see how she does.
(c) They want to put her on a DNR.
(d) They want to bring her home and let her die in peace.

7. What is wrong with Taylor and Jake?
(a) They have a congenital birth defect.
(b) They are conjoined.
(c) Their lungs are underdeveloped.
(d) They have a genetic disorder.

8. What does Patrick's illness do to him?
(a) It makes him unable to absorb nutrition from the food he eats.
(b) It makes him unable to digest seeds and vegetable matter.
(c) It makes his intestines unable to extract the water from the food he eats.
(d) Waste stays in his intestines, and damages his intestinal tissue.

9. What is CHOSEN?
(a) An independent pediatric clinic that operates within the hospital.
(b) A support program for doctors, nurses, and interns.
(c) A program to match organ donors and recipients.
(d) A program for children of uninsured or underinsured parents.

10. What are Patrick's doctors supposed to do, given his status?
(a) They can do whatever they think is right, given the situation.
(b) They are required to do all they can to save his life.
(c) They are allowed to continue treatment under certain circumstances.
(d) They are required to stop treatment if he goes into cardiac arrest.

11. What happened to Matthew?
(a) He was stillborn.
(b) He was healthy.
(c) He had cerebral palsy.
(d) He died after two days.

12. How does Patrick feel about the hospital staff?
(a) He likes them all.
(b) He is emotionally dependent on them.
(c) He likes very few of them.
(d) He likes some, but not others.

13. What did Armando do when he was 17?
(a) Crashed his car.
(b) Dropped out of high school.
(c) Got a girl pregnant.
(d) Left his family to look for odd jobs.

14. How long was Patrick's central IV line supposed to last?
(a) For just a short time.
(b) Indefinitely.
(c) For as long as he needed it.
(d) For the rest of his life.

15. What does Teresa want to do?
(a) Participate in the ethics committee at Hermann.
(b) Donate money to the pediatric wing of the hospital.
(c) Cut funding for uninsured or underinsured patient care.
(d) Establish new guidelines for withdrawing life support from patients.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who raises the question of whether to withdraw Patrick's IV line?

2. What is Patrick's central IV line for?

3. How many children did Teresa have?

4. What doctor do Fran and Carey meet when they get to the hospital?

5. What is Taylor's biggest health problem?

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