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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How long did the twins remain in a coma after their surgery in "The Rest of Their Story"?
(a) Two weeks.
(b) Two months.
(c) Ten days.
(d) A week.

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

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

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

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

7. 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 patients were prejudiced.
(c) He said the salary was too poor.
(d) He said the institution was steeped in racism.

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

9. 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) Curing headaches.
(c) Taking better x-rays of the brain.
(d) Removing brain tumors.

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

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

12. 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) Buy Maranda a toy from the gift shop.
(d) Watch some movies to distract them from worry.

13. Denise's surgery, in "Little Beth," confirmed for the author that when people know their _____ and they know their job, it doesn't matter who _____ them.
(a) Profession/Hires.
(b) Enemies/Attacks.
(c) Capabilities/Opposes.
(d) Weaknesses/Supports.

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

15. In "Think Big," what does the author say talented young people should focus on, instead of music and sports?
(a) Finding a spiritual community.
(b) Service.
(c) Science.
(d) Books and self-improvement.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In "Craig and Susan," what did Susan Warnick's experience with Dr. Miller help her conclude?

3. What news did Maranda's parents receive about her diagnosis at UCLA Medical Center?

4. What significant sign of recovery did Maranda show after her hemispherectomy?

5. What happened when the author pulled Craig's tumorous growth in his brain stem, during his surgery?

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