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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. 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 lose his job.
(c) The patient would die.
(d) He would disappoint his mentor.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In " Three Special Children," what does the author say is heartbreaking to watch parents do?

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

3. What did the author and Dr. Udvarhelyi end up talking about extensively in the interview for Johns Hopkins?

4. What did the author find a technique for that involves placing metal rings on the back and front of the skull?

5. In "The Rest of Their Story," what did the author say headlines read after the twins' surgery?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Dr. Long handle a White patient who did not want a Black doctor on her case?

2. Who does the author say he feels a self-imposed obligation to act as a role model for?

3. Describe Maranda Francisco's improvements after her hemispherectomy.

4. How does the author explain the phenomenon of plasticity?

5. Why did Brian and Kathy Usher initially decide against the hemispherectomy for their daughter, Beth?

6. Why did the author tell a resident at the hospital in Australia that he came from a large family?

7. What were some of the possible outcomes of Maranda's hemispherectomy, in "A Girl Named Maranda"?

8. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?

9. What is Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)?

10. Why does the author say "no knowledge is ever wasted," in "Another Step Forward"?

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