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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. 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.

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

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

5. 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) Celebrity patients.
(c) Wealthy families.
(d) The veteran nurses.

6. During the author's intense year as chief resident, he learned the special skills that transform the _____ along with his hands, eyes and intuition into _____.
(a) Surgical instruments/Healing.
(b) Research/Practice.
(c) Patients/Empowered advocates for healthcare.
(d) Doctors/Teachers.

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

8. What does the author say he and his wife share as an unfulfilled dream, in "Think Big"?
(a) Setting up a national scholarship fund for young people with academic talent.
(b) Spending their retirement years in Australia.
(c) Taking the boys to speaking opportunities when they are older.
(d) Starting a music school for disadvantaged youth.

9. 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) Dr. Carson a hero.
(d) Twins may not survive.

10. 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.

11. What does the author say interns called their white uniforms in "Coming Into My Own"?
(a) Money gear.
(b) Monkey suits.
(c) Super whites.
(d) Doctor threads.

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

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who reminded the author, in "Craig and Susan," to remember his mother's words about trusting the Lord?

2. How long did the twins remain in a coma after their surgery in "The Rest of Their Story"?

3. How does the author say Bo-Bo Valentine received her injury?

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

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

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