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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 recommendations/By anything he says.
(c) His grades/By the mistakes he has made.
(d) Pitching his metal ring technique/By being modest.

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

3. What did Dr. Long propose, months after the author's return to Baltimore?
(a) That he become the chief of pediatric neurosurgery.
(b) That he open a private practice.
(c) That he consider a permanent move to Australia.
(d) That he become the chairman of surgery.

4. Why does the author say he experiences less of a negative response from patients nowadays?
(a) Times have changed and people are less prejudiced.
(b) He pre-screens patients to make sure they have a positive attitude.
(c) He has learned to be more charming.
(d) Patients know who he is and what he looks like before they get there.

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

6. What does the author say was a "golden opportunity," where there would be no outcries over Denise Baca's hemispherectomy?
(a) When the author was asked to televise the procedure.
(b) When Denise's family and friends held a candlelight vigil.
(c) When his critic left for an overseas conference.
(d) When a judge ordered the operation.

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

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

9. What does the author say a "four plus" did at the hospital?
(a) Indicated the number of surgeons required to attend neurosurgery grand rounds.
(b) Informed how long an operation would be.
(c) Galvanized everyone into action.
(d) Instructed how much coffee was needed.

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

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

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

13. 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 mysterious mass.
(d) A parasite.

14. Why did the author tell Craig and Susan that he could NOT open the pons up during Craig's surgery?
(a) He thought it was too risky.
(b) He did not have the necessary tool.
(c) There was too much swelling.
(d) He was tired.

15. How did Beth Usher, in "Little Beth," receive a bump that later caused her first seizure?
(a) She was hit with a baseball.
(b) She ran into a wall.
(c) She fell from a swing.
(d) She was stung by a bee.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How did patient Danielle's mother first learn about the author, in "Three Special Children"?

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

4. Why did the chief of surgery at Provident Hospital suggest the author did not want to stay at Johns Hopkins?

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

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