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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 19: Separating Twins and the Rest of Their Story.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What year does the author say he no longer waited for his father to come home from work?
(a) 1951.
(b) 1959.
(c) 1980.
(d) 1974.

2. In "The Rest of Their Story," the author says the twins were given phenobarbitol in order to do what?
(a) Fight off infection.
(b) Reduce brain swelling.
(c) Put the babies in a coma.
(d) Regulate blood pressure.

3. Who took the author's family in once they arrived in a new city?
(a) His father.
(b) His grandparents.
(c) His aunt and uncle.
(d) Some friends of the family.

4. Who does the author say was the "earliest, strongest, and most impacting force" in his life?
(a) His mother.
(b) His father.
(c) His brother.
(d) His third grade teacher.

5. Who, in "ROTC Triumph," influenced the author to join ROTC?
(a) His teacher.
(b) Her mother.
(c) His brother.
(d) His father.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the author find a technique for that involves placing metal rings on the back and front of the skull?

2. How did Alma Whittley help the author?

3. What does the author say he has in his heart, regardless of the conditions around him?

4. Why did Teresa Binder consider overdosing on sleeping pills in "Separating the Twins"?

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

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