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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In "Craig and Susan," what did Susan Warnick's experience with Dr. Miller help her conclude?
(a) That she and her husband should seek counseling.
(b) That nurses could benefit patients by expressing their care.
(c) That there was nothing anyone could do to help her husband.
(d) That she was more knowledgeable about her husband's disease than most doctors.

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

4. In "Family Affairs," why does the author believe his wife, Candy, is able to cope with his long hours?
(a) She is busy in her profession as well.
(b) She is confident and secure in herself.
(c) She believes married people are more successful if they rarely see each other.
(d) She is a homebody.

5. 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) The patient would die.
(d) He would lose his job.

6. What happened when the author pulled Craig's tumorous growth in his brain stem, during his surgery?
(a) The author suddenly felt lightheaded.
(b) It came free in one gigantic blob.
(c) The author heard God's voice.
(d) Craig began to bleed excessively.

7. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

13. What happened when the Hopkins team tried to put Beth's diseased hemisphere to sleep?
(a) They discovered that her speech control transferred to her good hemisphere.
(b) Her entire brain went to sleep.
(c) She slipped into a coma.
(d) She woke up.

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

15. Why did Teresa Binder consider overdosing on sleeping pills in "Separating the Twins"?
(a) She was having relationship problems.
(b) She was suspersticious about giving birth to twins.
(c) She could not bear the idea of giving birth to conjoined twins.
(d) She was addicted to sleeping pills.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Separating the Twins," where were the twins, Patrick and Benjamin, conjoined?

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

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

4. In "The Rest of Their Story," what did the author say headlines read after the twins' surgery?

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

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