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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

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

4. What time does the author decide he must leave work each day, in "Family Affairs"?
(a) 12 a.m.
(b) 7 p.m
(c) 11 p.m.
(d) 5 p.m.

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

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

7. As Susan recalled her story in "Craig and Susan," who did she tell God she was like from the Bible?
(a) Isaac.
(b) Ruth.
(c) Abraham.
(d) Moses.

8. 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.

9. What does the author say interns called their white uniforms in "Coming Into My Own"?
(a) Super whites.
(b) Monkey suits.
(c) Money gear.
(d) Doctor threads.

10. What affiliation did the author and his wife have that opened doors for them in Australia?
(a) They were Yale alumni.
(b) They lived in Michigan.
(c) They were Black Americans.
(d) They belonged to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

11. 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 salary was too poor.
(d) He said the patients were prejudiced.

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

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

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

15. 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) Galvanized everyone into action.
(d) Indicated the number of surgeons required to attend neurosurgery grand rounds.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author believe, even after losing Jennifer, about his relationship to patients?

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

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

4. What marveled the author about Danielle's parents, in "Three Special Children," when she died?

5. How long did the twins remain in a coma after their surgery in "The Rest of Their Story"?

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