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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. 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.

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

7. 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.

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

9. In "The Rest of Their Story," the author says the twins were given phenobarbitol in order to do what?
(a) Put the babies in a coma.
(b) Fight off infection.
(c) Reduce brain swelling.
(d) Regulate blood pressure.

10. What significant sign of recovery did Maranda show after her hemispherectomy?
(a) She slept.
(b) She had little swelling.
(c) She sat up on the gurney.
(d) She talked.

11. 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 ran into a wall.
(c) She was stung by a bee.
(d) She fell from a swing.

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

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

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

15. What happened to Craig Warnick on June 19, 1988, in "Craig and Susan"?
(a) He graduated from college.
(b) He had surgery on his tumor and cyst.
(c) He found out he out he had Von Hippel-Lindau.
(d) He was admitted to the hospital through the emergency room.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why did the author tell Craig and Susan that he could NOT open the pons up during Craig's surgery?

3. The author says he was hooked the first few times he looked down upon what?

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

5. As Susan recalled her story in "Craig and Susan," who did she tell God she was like from the Bible?

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