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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does the author say was the most harrowing moment of the surgery for Patrick and Benjamin, in "Separating the Twins"?
(a) Learning that the blood supply might run out.
(b) Forcing the boys into hypothermic arrest.
(c) Separating the large venus sinuses.
(d) Fashioning new satittal veins.

2. 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) Pitching his metal ring technique/By being modest.
(b) His recommendations/By anything he says.
(c) Being himself/Because he projects some kind of image through a super-sales job.
(d) His grades/By the mistakes he has made.

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

4. What news did Maranda's parents receive about her diagnosis at UCLA Medical Center?
(a) The doctors believed a new drug would cure her.
(b) The results were inconclusive.
(c) The doctors saw no evidence of inflammation on her brain.
(d) Her condition was inoperable.

5. During what years was the author a resident at Johns Hopkins?
(a) 1978-1982.
(b) 1983-1988.
(c) 1985-1999.
(d) 1974-1977.

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

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

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

9. What did Dr. Long propose, months after the author's return to Baltimore?
(a) That he become the chief of pediatric neurosurgery.
(b) That he become the chairman of surgery.
(c) That he consider a permanent move to Australia.
(d) That he open a private practice.

10. What celebrity came to Johns Hopkins to visit Beth while she was comatose?
(a) Julie Andrews.
(b) Fred Rogers.
(c) Big Bird.
(d) Barney.

11. In "A Special Year," why was the author concerned about his wife traveling to Australia?
(a) She was pregnant and on bed rest.
(b) She would have to leave all of her close friends.
(c) She hated warm climates.
(d) She would have to quit a lucrative job.

12. Why does the author say he experiences less of a negative response from patients nowadays?
(a) Times have changed and people are less prejudiced.
(b) Patients know who he is and what he looks like before they get there.
(c) He has learned to be more charming.
(d) He pre-screens patients to make sure they have a positive attitude.

13. 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.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author conclude in "Family Affairs" is a top priority?

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

3. In "Craig and Susan," what did Susan Warnick's experience with Dr. Miller help her conclude?

4. What significant sign of recovery did Maranda show after her hemispherectomy?

5. What unusual solution did one doctor suggest Maranda try twice a day for her seizures?

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