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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Family Affairs," why does the author believe his wife, Candy, is able to cope with his long hours?
(a) She is confident and secure in herself.
(b) She believes married people are more successful if they rarely see each other.
(c) She is a homebody.
(d) She is busy in her profession as well.

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

3. What did the author believe would happen if he did not give an injured patient a lobectomy?
(a) He would disappoint his mentor.
(b) The patient would experience brain damage.
(c) He would lose his job.
(d) The patient would die.

4. How many applications for neurosurgery residency does the author say Johns Hopkins averaged?
(a) 10,000.
(b) 2.
(c) 125.
(d) 1,976.

5. What does the author say interns called their white uniforms in "Coming Into My Own"?
(a) Doctor threads.
(b) Monkey suits.
(c) Super whites.
(d) Money gear.

6. As Susan recalled her story in "Craig and Susan," who did she tell God she was like from the Bible?
(a) Abraham.
(b) Ruth.
(c) Isaac.
(d) Moses.

7. What does the author believe, even after losing Jennifer, about his relationship to patients?
(a) He believes nurses should break bad news to parents for him.
(b) He believes he will cry whenever he loses a patient.
(c) He thinks it is fine to be emotionally attached.
(d) He feels he is a father figure to his patients.

8. How did patient Danielle's mother first learn about the author, in "Three Special Children"?
(a) Danielle's doctor referred him.
(b) An entry in Encyclopedia Britannica.
(c) An article in Ladies Home Journal.
(d) The Phil Donahue show.

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

10. What did the author find a technique for that involves placing metal rings on the back and front of the skull?
(a) Removing brain tumors.
(b) Curing headaches.
(c) Finding the foramen ovale.
(d) Taking better x-rays of the brain.

11. Why did the chief of surgery at Provident Hospital suggest the author did not want to stay at Johns Hopkins?
(a) He said the patients were prejudiced.
(b) He said the institution was steeped in racism.
(c) He said there was too much drama.
(d) He said the salary was too poor.

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

13. What does the author say happened every time an instrument touched Maranda during her surgery?
(a) Her fingers moved.
(b) She started to bleed.
(c) Her blood pressure dropped.
(d) Her toes moved.

14. What homework assignment did the author give Luis and Terry Francisco before Maranda's surgery?
(a) Buy Maranda a toy from the gift shop.
(b) Sign up for family counseling.
(c) Say their prayers.
(d) Watch some movies to distract them from worry.

15. What did the author and Dr. Udvarhelyi end up talking about extensively in the interview for Johns Hopkins?
(a) Classical music.
(b) Detroit.
(c) Metal rings.
(d) Yale.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Dr. Long propose, months after the author's return to Baltimore?

2. What marveled the author about Danielle's parents, in "Three Special Children," when she died?

3. How did Beth Usher, in "Little Beth," receive a bump that later caused her first seizure?

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

5. What type of animal did the author decide to focus his brain research on, in "Coming Into My Own"?

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