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

2. Who does the author complain, in "Another Step Forward," wouldn't talk to the "common people" like ward clerks or aides?
(a) Wealthy families.
(b) Celebrity patients.
(c) A few of the doctors.
(d) The veteran nurses.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

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 _____.

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

5. In "Coming Into My Own," whose voice did the author hear when he encountered prejudice?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What happened at Johns Hopkins in 1985 that allowed the author more time?

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

6. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?

7. What was unusual about Craig being able to eat a whole plate of spaghetti, six weeks after his surgery?

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

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

10. How did the chief of surgery at Provident Hospital try to lure the author to work for him?

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