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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What news did Maranda's parents receive about her diagnosis at UCLA Medical Center?
(a) The doctors saw no evidence of inflammation on her brain.
(b) The doctors believed a new drug would cure her.
(c) The results were inconclusive.
(d) Her condition was inoperable.

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

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

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

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

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

7. How did patient Danielle's mother first learn about the author, in "Three Special Children"?
(a) An article in Ladies Home Journal.
(b) Danielle's doctor referred him.
(c) The Phil Donahue show.
(d) An entry in Encyclopedia Britannica.

8. What did the author and Dr. Udvarhelyi end up talking about extensively in the interview for Johns Hopkins?
(a) Metal rings.
(b) Detroit.
(c) Classical music.
(d) Yale.

9. What does the author say happened every time an instrument touched Maranda during her surgery?
(a) Her blood pressure dropped.
(b) Her toes moved.
(c) She started to bleed.
(d) Her fingers moved.

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

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

12. 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) Fashioning new satittal veins.
(c) Learning that the blood supply might run out.
(d) Separating the large venus sinuses.

13. What does the author conclude in "Family Affairs" is a top priority?
(a) His family.
(b) Writing papers.
(c) Presenting motivational talks to young people.
(d) Continuing laboratory research.

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

15. 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.

Short Answer Questions

1. What affiliation did the author and his wife have that opened doors for them in Australia?

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

3. How many applications for neurosurgery residency does the author say Johns Hopkins averaged?

4. What does the author say a "four plus" did at the hospital?

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

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