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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 14: A Girl Named Maranda.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does the author credit for helping him control his temper throughout his life?
(a) Curtis.
(b) His mother.
(c) Mary Thomas.
(d) God.

2. What did the author consider his biggest problem in tenth grade?
(a) Choosing a career.
(b) Thinking about college.
(c) Clothes.
(d) Dating.

3. In "Coming Into My Own," whose voice did the author hear when he encountered prejudice?
(a) His mother's.
(b) Dr. Long's.
(c) His father's.
(d) Martin Luther King Jr.'s.

4. Where did the author's mother go when she said she was staying with relatives?
(a) To pursue a singing career.
(b) To gamble.
(c) To visit her ex-husband.
(d) A mental institution.

5. What did Dr. Long propose, months after the author's return to Baltimore?
(a) That he consider a permanent move to Australia.
(b) That he become the chief of pediatric neurosurgery.
(c) That he open a private practice.
(d) That he become the chairman of surgery.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the author decide to do when he realized he could not control his temper?

2. Who did the author initially turn to for work, when he could not find a job in the summer of 1971?

3. What did the author believe would happen if he did not give an injured patient a lobectomy?

4. What news did Maranda's parents receive about her diagnosis at UCLA Medical Center?

5. Why did the author nearly kill his friend, Bob, with a knife?

(see the answer key)

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