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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. 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) Dr. Carson a hero.
(c) Twins blind from surgery.
(d) Twins may not survive.

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

3. In "Family Affairs," why does the author believe his wife, Candy, is able to cope with his long hours?
(a) She believes married people are more successful if they rarely see each other.
(b) She is busy in her profession as well.
(c) She is confident and secure in herself.
(d) She is a homebody.

4. 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.

5. In "A Special Year," why was the author concerned about his wife traveling to Australia?
(a) She would have to quit a lucrative job.
(b) She hated warm climates.
(c) She was pregnant and on bed rest.
(d) She would have to leave all of her close friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. The author says he was hooked the first few times he looked down upon what?

2. 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.

3. What marveled the author about Danielle's parents, in "Three Special Children," when she died?

4. Why does the author say he experiences less of a negative response from patients nowadays?

5. As Susan recalled her story in "Craig and Susan," who did she tell God she was like from the Bible?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?

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

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

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