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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

4. What reason does the author give for not wanting to travel to Australia, in "A Special Year"?
(a) The 20-hour flight.
(b) The heavy accents.
(c) The healthcare system there.
(d) The Whites-only policy.

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

6. 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) Say their prayers.
(c) Sign up for family counseling.
(d) Watch some movies to distract them from worry.

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

8. Why did the author tell Craig and Susan that he could NOT open the pons up during Craig's surgery?
(a) He was tired.
(b) He thought it was too risky.
(c) There was too much swelling.
(d) He did not have the necessary tool.

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

10. 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 feels he is a father figure to his patients.
(d) He thinks it is fine to be emotionally attached.

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

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

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

14. 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) They discovered that her speech control transferred to her good hemisphere.
(d) Her entire brain went to sleep.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who reminded the author, in "Craig and Susan," to remember his mother's words about trusting the Lord?

2. How long did Maranda's hemispherectomy take in "Heartbreak"?

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

4. How long did the author expect Maranda's surgery to be, in "A Girl Named Maranda"?

5. Who does the author complain, in "Another Step Forward," wouldn't talk to the "common people" like ward clerks or aides?

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