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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say about regulations in "Changing the Rules"?
(a) He says they keep things running smoothly all the time.
(b) He says they sometimes hinder and need to be broken or ignored.
(c) He says that following them is the key to his success.
(d) He says he usually disagrees with them but follows them anyway.

2. When does the author say he worked at Wayne State University in one of the biology laboratories?
(a) The summer between his junior and senior year of high school.
(b) The year after he graduated from college.
(c) The summer after his freshman year at Yale.
(d) During spring break of his sophomore year at Yale.

3. What did the author begin to do, in tenth grade, instead of coming home after school?
(a) Shoplift clothes at the local department store.
(b) Play basketball.
(c) Tutor his friends.
(d) Work at a gas station.

4. Why did the author become interested in Johns Hopkins University Hospital at the age of 10?
(a) That was where he got his tonsils taken out.
(b) `Someone from the hospital visited his school.
(c) His mom suggested that he practice medicine there.
(d) Every television or newspaper medical story seemed to feature someone there.

5. What does the author say is the truth he learned much later about his father?
(a) That his father was abused as a child.
(b) That his father had a history of substance abuse.
(c) That his father did not believe in God.
(d) That his father had another wife and other children.

6. In "College Choices," why did the author only apply to one college?
(a) Only one college was interested in him.
(b) He always knew the college he wanted to attend.
(c) He wanted to attend the same college as his girlfriend.
(d) He only had enough money to pay for one application fee.

7. What did "The Top One Hundred" program help the author learn?
(a) Leadership skills.
(b) Classical music.
(c) Science facts.
(d) Italian.

8. What does Mother tell the author his father had done?
(a) Gotten a new job.
(b) Gotten in a fight.
(c) Lost a bet.
(d) Bad things.

9. Why did the author and his brother give up football in "Two Positives"?
(a) They were threatened by a group of men after practice.
(b) They decided to join the math team instead.
(c) They thought the coach was too hard on them.
(d) Their mother made them quit the team.

10. What person does the author say came, when his mother "needed someone to care"?
(a) Mary Thomas.
(b) Curtis.
(c) Bobby Farmer.
(d) His father.

11. Who did the author initially turn to for work, when he could not find a job in the summer of 1971?
(a) Mrs. Whittley.
(b) Mr. Seufert.
(c) Mr. Randall.
(d) Mr. Sandart.

12. What holiday does the author recall made being 8-years-old the best year of his childhood?
(a) Halloween.
(b) Easter.
(c) Valentine's Day.
(d) Christmas.

13. In "A Terrible Temper," the author says once he reached the _____, he lost all _____.
(a) Principal's office/Anger.
(b) Top of the class/Motivation.
(c) Boiling point/Rational control.
(d) Popular kids/Respect.

14. What does the author say he has in his heart, regardless of the conditions around him?
(a) Sunshine.
(b) Love.
(c) Peace.
(d) Anger.

15. What was the author's mother determined to accomplish in Detroit?
(a) To reclaim the house the family once lived in.
(b) To go to night school.
(c) To get back together with her ex-husband.
(d) To enroll her sons in private school.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the author's mother consistently ask him about, no matter how tired she was?

2. What hymn does the author say dissolves his negativity?

3. What damage did the author do with a rock in "A Terrible Temper"?

4. What did the author promise God after he took his exam, in "College Choices"?

5. Who told the author he should "dress the way you want to be"?

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