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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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 salary was too poor.
(c) He said there was too much drama.
(d) He said the institution was steeped in racism.

3. What happened when the author pulled Craig's tumorous growth in his brain stem, during his surgery?
(a) It came free in one gigantic blob.
(b) The author suddenly felt lightheaded.
(c) The author heard God's voice.
(d) Craig began to bleed excessively.

4. What does the author say was a "golden opportunity," where there would be no outcries over Denise Baca's hemispherectomy?
(a) When his critic left for an overseas conference.
(b) When a judge ordered the operation.
(c) When the author was asked to televise the procedure.
(d) When Denise's family and friends held a candlelight vigil.

5. Why did Teresa Binder consider overdosing on sleeping pills in "Separating the Twins"?
(a) She was having relationship problems.
(b) She was suspersticious about giving birth to twins.
(c) She could not bear the idea of giving birth to conjoined twins.
(d) She was addicted to sleeping pills.

6. What unusual solution did one doctor suggest Maranda try twice a day for her seizures?
(a) Coffee.
(b) Cod liver oil.
(c) Wheatgrass.
(d) Leeches.

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

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

9. In "Craig and Susan," what did Susan Warnick's experience with Dr. Miller help her conclude?
(a) That nurses could benefit patients by expressing their care.
(b) That she and her husband should seek counseling.
(c) That there was nothing anyone could do to help her husband.
(d) That she was more knowledgeable about her husband's disease than most doctors.

10. What time does the author decide he must leave work each day, in "Family Affairs"?
(a) 5 p.m.
(b) 12 a.m.
(c) 7 p.m
(d) 11 p.m.

11. What marveled the author about Danielle's parents, in "Three Special Children," when she died?
(a) Their anger.
(b) Their maturity.
(c) Their detachment.
(d) The amount of support they received from family and friends.

12. Before the author left for his interview in Baltimore, he decided that he wanted to be himself and be accepted or rejected by _____ and not _____.
(a) Being himself/Because he projects some kind of image through a super-sales job.
(b) His recommendations/By anything he says.
(c) His grades/By the mistakes he has made.
(d) Pitching his metal ring technique/By being modest.

13. Who does the author complain, in "Another Step Forward," wouldn't talk to the "common people" like ward clerks or aides?
(a) A few of the doctors.
(b) Celebrity patients.
(c) Wealthy families.
(d) The veteran nurses.

14. 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.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does the author give for not wanting to travel to Australia, in "A Special Year"?

2. In "Family Affairs," why does the author believe his wife, Candy, is able to cope with his long hours?

3. What celebrity came to Johns Hopkins to visit Beth while she was comatose?

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

5. What does the author say happened every time an instrument touched Maranda during her surgery?

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