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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In "The Rest of Their Story," what did the author say headlines read after the twins' surgery?
(a) Dr. Carson a hero.
(b) Twins blind from surgery.
(c) It's all in God's hands.
(d) Twins may not survive.

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

4. How long did the author expect Maranda's surgery to be, in "A Girl Named Maranda"?
(a) Twelve hours.
(b) Five hours.
(c) Two hours.
(d) Four hours.

5. What did Maranda say, in "A Girl Named Maranda," that she wanted after her hemispherectomy?
(a) A new haircut.
(b) A better brain.
(c) No more seizures.
(d) A doll.

6. What type of animal did the author decide to focus his brain research on, in "Coming Into My Own"?
(a) Rats.
(b) Mokeys.
(c) Dogs.
(d) Rabbits.

7. During the author's intense year as chief resident, he learned the special skills that transform the _____ along with his hands, eyes and intuition into _____.
(a) Research/Practice.
(b) Surgical instruments/Healing.
(c) Doctors/Teachers.
(d) Patients/Empowered advocates for healthcare.

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

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

10. What did the CT scan show after Beth's surgery in "Little Beth"?
(a) Her brain stem was swollen.
(b) A mysterious mass.
(c) She was bleeding.
(d) A parasite.

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

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

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) The veteran nurses.
(d) Wealthy families.

14. What does the author conclude in "Family Affairs" is a top priority?
(a) Presenting motivational talks to young people.
(b) Writing papers.
(c) Continuing laboratory research.
(d) His family.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is a pupilary response?

2. What does the author say interns called their white uniforms in "Coming Into My Own"?

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

4. What does the author say he and his wife share as an unfulfilled dream, in "Think Big"?

5. What does the author say was a "golden opportunity," where there would be no outcries over Denise Baca's hemispherectomy?

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