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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. 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) He has learned to be more charming.
(c) He pre-screens patients to make sure they have a positive attitude.
(d) Times have changed and people are less prejudiced.

2. Why did the chief of surgery at Provident Hospital suggest the author did not want to stay at Johns Hopkins?
(a) He said the salary was too poor.
(b) He said there was too much drama.
(c) He said the institution was steeped in racism.
(d) He said the patients were prejudiced.

3. What does the author conclude in "Family Affairs" is a top priority?
(a) Continuing laboratory research.
(b) His family.
(c) Presenting motivational talks to young people.
(d) Writing papers.

4. What celebrity came to Johns Hopkins to visit Beth while she was comatose?
(a) Barney.
(b) Big Bird.
(c) Julie Andrews.
(d) Fred Rogers.

5. Denise's surgery, in "Little Beth," confirmed for the author that when people know their _____ and they know their job, it doesn't matter who _____ them.
(a) Enemies/Attacks.
(b) Capabilities/Opposes.
(c) Profession/Hires.
(d) Weaknesses/Supports.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did the CT scan show after Beth's surgery in "Little Beth"?

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

3. What unusual solution did one doctor suggest Maranda try twice a day for her seizures?

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

5. What does the author say was a "golden opportunity," where there would be no outcries over Denise Baca's hemispherectomy?

Short Essay Questions

1. What prompted the author to apply to Johns Hopkins for his internship and residency?

2. Why did some doctors oppose a craniectomy for a patient named Charles in "Three Special Children"?

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

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

5. What does the letter T stand for in the author's "Think Big" acrostic?

6. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?

7. What was controversial about Denise Baca's hemispherectomy?

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

9. How did Theresa Binder, in "Separating the Twins," respond to the news that she was having Siamese twins?

10. What complications did Danielle experience after her surgery in "Three Special Children"?

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