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

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

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

4. What reason does the author give for not wanting to travel to Australia, in "A Special Year"?
(a) The Whites-only policy.
(b) The healthcare system there.
(c) The heavy accents.
(d) The 20-hour flight.

5. In "Coming Into My Own," whose voice did the author hear when he encountered prejudice?
(a) Martin Luther King Jr.'s.
(b) Dr. Long's.
(c) His mother's.
(d) His father's.

Short Answer Questions

1. What celebrity came to Johns Hopkins to visit Beth while she was comatose?

2. What happened to Craig Warnick on June 19, 1988, in "Craig and Susan"?

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

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

5. Why did the chief of surgery at Provident Hospital suggest the author did not want to stay at Johns Hopkins?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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