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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. What did the author find a technique for that involves placing metal rings on the back and front of the skull?
(a) Taking better x-rays of the brain.
(b) Removing brain tumors.
(c) Curing headaches.
(d) Finding the foramen ovale.

4. 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 was addicted to sleeping pills.
(d) She could not bear the idea of giving birth to conjoined twins.

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

6. What did Maranda say, in "A Girl Named Maranda," that she wanted after her hemispherectomy?
(a) A better brain.
(b) A doll.
(c) No more seizures.
(d) A new haircut.

7. Who does the author complain, in "Another Step Forward," wouldn't talk to the "common people" like ward clerks or aides?
(a) A few of the doctors.
(b) The veteran nurses.
(c) Wealthy families.
(d) Celebrity patients.

8. Who reminded the author, in "Craig and Susan," to remember his mother's words about trusting the Lord?
(a) Susan.
(b) Craig's father.
(c) Craig.
(d) Dr. Miller.

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

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

11. What marveled the author about Danielle's parents, in "Three Special Children," when she died?
(a) Their anger.
(b) The amount of support they received from family and friends.
(c) Their maturity.
(d) Their detachment.

12. 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) Weaknesses/Supports.
(b) Capabilities/Opposes.
(c) Enemies/Attacks.
(d) Profession/Hires.

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

14. What does the author believe, even after losing Jennifer, about his relationship to patients?
(a) He believes he will cry whenever he loses a patient.
(b) He thinks it is fine to be emotionally attached.
(c) He feels he is a father figure to his patients.
(d) He believes nurses should break bad news to parents for him.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What are members of the Ben Carson Club at Old Court Middle School in the Baltimore suburbs required to do?

3. What does the author say was a "golden opportunity," where there would be no outcries over Denise Baca's hemispherectomy?

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

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

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