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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "Coming Into My Own," whose voice did the author hear when he encountered prejudice?
(a) His father's.
(b) Dr. Long's.
(c) His mother's.
(d) Martin Luther King Jr.'s.

2. How long did Maranda's hemispherectomy take in "Heartbreak"?
(a) Five hours.
(b) Ten hours.
(c) Twenty hours.
(d) Three hours.

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

4. How does the author say Bo-Bo Valentine received her injury?
(a) She fell off a swing.
(b) She was hit by a baseball.
(c) She was hit by a truck.
(d) She was attacked by a dog.

5. What does the author say a "four plus" did at the hospital?
(a) Instructed how much coffee was needed.
(b) Informed how long an operation would be.
(c) Indicated the number of surgeons required to attend neurosurgery grand rounds.
(d) Galvanized everyone into action.

6. In "Separating the Twins," where were the twins, Patrick and Benjamin, conjoined?
(a) At the chest.
(b) At the back of the head.
(c) At the shoulder.
(d) At the hip.

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

8. The author says he was hooked the first few times he looked down upon what?
(a) A beating heart.
(b) Operating theater.
(c) A human brain.
(d) A needy child.

9. 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) He would disappoint his mentor.
(c) He would lose his job.
(d) The patient would die.

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

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

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

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

14. How much blood did Maranda lose during the hemispherectomy?
(a) Nine pints.
(b) None.
(c) Two pints.
(d) Twelve ounces.

15. What does the author say he and his wife share as an unfulfilled dream, in "Think Big"?
(a) Setting up a national scholarship fund for young people with academic talent.
(b) Spending their retirement years in Australia.
(c) Taking the boys to speaking opportunities when they are older.
(d) Starting a music school for disadvantaged youth.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Teresa Binder consider overdosing on sleeping pills in "Separating the Twins"?

2. From what age did Maranda Francisco start having grand mal seizures?

3. What time does the author decide he must leave work each day, in "Family Affairs"?

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

5. How did patient Danielle's mother first learn about the author, in "Three Special Children"?

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