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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What affiliation did the author and his wife have that opened doors for them in Australia?
(a) They belonged to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
(b) They lived in Michigan.
(c) They were Yale alumni.
(d) They were Black Americans.

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. 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) Taking better x-rays of the brain.
(c) Removing brain tumors.
(d) Curing headaches.

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

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

11. 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.

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

13. 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 parasite.
(d) A mysterious mass.

14. How many applications for neurosurgery residency does the author say Johns Hopkins averaged?
(a) 2.
(b) 1,976.
(c) 125.
(d) 10,000.

15. What time does the author decide he must leave work each day, in "Family Affairs"?
(a) 7 p.m
(b) 11 p.m.
(c) 5 p.m.
(d) 12 a.m.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say was the most harrowing moment of the surgery for Patrick and Benjamin, in "Separating the Twins"?

2. In "Family Affairs," why does the author believe his wife, Candy, is able to cope with his long hours?

3. Why did Teresa Binder consider overdosing on sleeping pills in "Separating the Twins"?

4. What type of animal did the author decide to focus his brain research on, in "Coming Into My Own"?

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

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