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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 does the author say Bo-Bo Valentine received her injury?
(a) She fell off a swing.
(b) She was hit by a baseball.
(c) She was hit by a truck.
(d) She was attacked by a dog.

2. In "Think Big," what does the author say talented young people should focus on, instead of music and sports?
(a) Service.
(b) Science.
(c) Books and self-improvement.
(d) Finding a spiritual community.

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

4. What does the author say a "four plus" did at the hospital?
(a) Galvanized everyone into action.
(b) Instructed how much coffee was needed.
(c) Indicated the number of surgeons required to attend neurosurgery grand rounds.
(d) Informed how long an operation would be.

5. How long did the author expect Maranda's surgery to be, in "A Girl Named Maranda"?
(a) Twelve hours.
(b) Four hours.
(c) Five hours.
(d) Two hours.

Short Answer Questions

1. How much blood did Maranda lose during the hemispherectomy?

2. What news did Maranda's parents receive about her diagnosis at UCLA Medical Center?

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

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

5. In " Three Special Children," what does the author say is heartbreaking to watch parents do?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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