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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 "Craig and Susan," what did Susan Warnick's experience with Dr. Miller help her conclude?
(a) That she was more knowledgeable about her husband's disease than most doctors.
(b) That she and her husband should seek counseling.
(c) That there was nothing anyone could do to help her husband.
(d) That nurses could benefit patients by expressing their care.

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 patients were prejudiced.
(b) He said the institution was steeped in racism.
(c) He said there was too much drama.
(d) He said the salary was too poor.

3. 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.

4. In "The Rest of Their Story," what did the author say headlines read after the twins' surgery?
(a) Twins blind from surgery.
(b) Twins may not survive.
(c) Dr. Carson a hero.
(d) It's all in God's hands.

5. What happened to Craig Warnick on June 19, 1988, in "Craig and Susan"?
(a) He graduated from college.
(b) He had surgery on his tumor and cyst.
(c) He was admitted to the hospital through the emergency room.
(d) He found out he out he had Von Hippel-Lindau.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author believe, even after losing Jennifer, about his relationship to patients?

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

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

4. 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.

5. What did Maranda say, in "A Girl Named Maranda," that she wanted after her hemispherectomy?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?

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

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

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

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

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

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