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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happened when the Hopkins team tried to put Beth's diseased hemisphere to sleep?
(a) She slipped into a coma.
(b) She woke up.
(c) Her entire brain went to sleep.
(d) They discovered that her speech control transferred to her good hemisphere.

2. The author says he was hooked the first few times he looked down upon what?
(a) A beating heart.
(b) Operating theater.
(c) A needy child.
(d) A human brain.

3. Who reminded the author, in "Craig and Susan," to remember his mother's words about trusting the Lord?
(a) Craig's father.
(b) Dr. Miller.
(c) Susan.
(d) Craig.

4. How does the author say Bo-Bo Valentine received her injury?
(a) She was attacked by a dog.
(b) She fell off a swing.
(c) She was hit by a truck.
(d) She was hit by a baseball.

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

6. In " Three Special Children," what does the author say is heartbreaking to watch parents do?
(a) Bury a child.
(b) Second guess their decisions.
(c) Let tragedies tear their relationships apart.
(d) Sit by the bedside of a comatose child.

7. What concept allowed Maranda to manage well without the left half of her brain?
(a) Plasticity.
(b) Serendipity.
(c) Multiplicity.
(d) Relativity.

8. How did Beth Usher, in "Little Beth," receive a bump that later caused her first seizure?
(a) She was hit with a baseball.
(b) She was stung by a bee.
(c) She ran into a wall.
(d) She fell from a swing.

9. What are members of the Ben Carson Club at Old Court Middle School in the Baltimore suburbs required to do?
(a) Follow the author's "Think Big" commands.
(b) Work in teams devising original science investigations.
(c) Meet with a mentor every week.
(d) Watch no more than three tevelvision programs a week and read at least two books.

10. What did the CT scan show after Beth's surgery in "Little Beth"?
(a) A parasite.
(b) Her brain stem was swollen.
(c) A mysterious mass.
(d) She was bleeding.

11. What does the author conclude in "Family Affairs" is a top priority?
(a) Continuing laboratory research.
(b) Writing papers.
(c) His family.
(d) Presenting motivational talks to young people.

12. How long did the twins remain in a coma after their surgery in "The Rest of Their Story"?
(a) A week.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) Ten days.
(d) Two months.

13. What does the author say a "four plus" did at the hospital?
(a) Informed how long an operation would be.
(b) Galvanized everyone into action.
(c) Instructed how much coffee was needed.
(d) Indicated the number of surgeons required to attend neurosurgery grand rounds.

14. In "The Rest of Their Story," what did the author say headlines read after the twins' surgery?
(a) Twins may not survive.
(b) It's all in God's hands.
(c) Dr. Carson a hero.
(d) Twins blind from surgery.

15. From what age did Maranda Francisco start having grand mal seizures?
(a) Eight years old.
(b) Eighteen months old.
(c) Four years old.
(d) Seven days old.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. During the author's intense year as chief resident, he learned the special skills that transform the _____ along with his hands, eyes and intuition into _____.

3. In "Separating the Twins," where were the twins, Patrick and Benjamin, conjoined?

4. What homework assignment did the author give Luis and Terry Francisco before Maranda's surgery?

5. What happened to Craig Warnick on June 19, 1988, in "Craig and Susan"?

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