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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

4. What is a pupilary response?
(a) When someone's eyes react to dust or other foreign objects.
(b) When pupils respond to light.
(c) When students answers a teacher's question.
(d) When someone goes blind.

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

6. What homework assignment did the author give Luis and Terry Francisco before Maranda's surgery?
(a) Say their prayers.
(b) Sign up for family counseling.
(c) Watch some movies to distract them from worry.
(d) Buy Maranda a toy from the gift shop.

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

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

9. 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.

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

11. 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 pre-screens patients to make sure they have a positive attitude.
(c) He has learned to be more charming.
(d) Times have changed and people are less prejudiced.

12. What are members of the Ben Carson Club at Old Court Middle School in the Baltimore suburbs required to do?
(a) Meet with a mentor every week.
(b) Work in teams devising original science investigations.
(c) Follow the author's "Think Big" commands.
(d) Watch no more than three tevelvision programs a week and read at least two books.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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 _____.

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

3. In "A Special Year," why was the author concerned about his wife traveling to Australia?

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

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

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