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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 become the chairman of surgery.
(d) That he consider a permanent move to Australia.

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

3. 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) Doctors/Teachers.
(b) Research/Practice.
(c) Surgical instruments/Healing.
(d) Patients/Empowered advocates for healthcare.

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

5. 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.

6. 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.

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

8. What is a pupilary response?
(a) When someone's eyes react to dust or other foreign objects.
(b) When pupils respond to light.
(c) When students answers a teacher's question.
(d) When someone goes blind.

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

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

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

12. What happened when the Hopkins team tried to put Beth's diseased hemisphere to sleep?
(a) She slipped into a coma.
(b) They discovered that her speech control transferred to her good hemisphere.
(c) Her entire brain went to sleep.
(d) She woke up.

13. What did the author believe would happen if he did not give an injured patient a lobectomy?
(a) The patient would experience brain damage.
(b) He would disappoint his mentor.
(c) He would lose his job.
(d) The patient would die.

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

15. How long did the author expect Maranda's surgery to be, in "A Girl Named Maranda"?
(a) Four hours.
(b) Twelve hours.
(c) Two hours.
(d) Five hours.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much blood did Maranda lose during the hemispherectomy?

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

3. What concept allowed Maranda to manage well without the left half of her brain?

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

5. From what age did Maranda Francisco start having grand mal seizures?

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