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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 time does the author decide he must leave work each day, in "Family Affairs"?
(a) 7 p.m
(b) 12 a.m.
(c) 11 p.m.
(d) 5 p.m.

2. What does the author say was a "golden opportunity," where there would be no outcries over Denise Baca's hemispherectomy?
(a) When the author was asked to televise the procedure.
(b) When his critic left for an overseas conference.
(c) When Denise's family and friends held a candlelight vigil.
(d) When a judge ordered the operation.

3. How long did the twins remain in a coma after their surgery in "The Rest of Their Story"?
(a) Ten days.
(b) Two weeks.
(c) A week.
(d) Two months.

4. What is a pupilary response?
(a) When students answers a teacher's question.
(b) When someone's eyes react to dust or other foreign objects.
(c) When pupils respond to light.
(d) When someone goes blind.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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 _____.

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

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

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

5. What does the author say a "four plus" did at the hospital?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. What challenge did Patrick face after his surgery, in "The Rest of Their Story"?

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

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