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

2. What homework assignment did the author give Luis and Terry Francisco before Maranda's surgery?
(a) Watch some movies to distract them from worry.
(b) Buy Maranda a toy from the gift shop.
(c) Sign up for family counseling.
(d) Say their prayers.

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

4. What does the author believe, even after losing Jennifer, about his relationship to patients?
(a) He thinks it is fine to be emotionally attached.
(b) He feels he is a father figure to his patients.
(c) He believes he will cry whenever he loses a patient.
(d) He believes nurses should break bad news to parents for him.

5. How many applications for neurosurgery residency does the author say Johns Hopkins averaged?
(a) 125.
(b) 1,976.
(c) 10,000.
(d) 2.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Coming Into My Own," whose voice did the author hear when he encountered prejudice?

2. What are members of the Ben Carson Club at Old Court Middle School in the Baltimore suburbs required to do?

3. In "Craig and Susan," what did Susan Warnick's experience with Dr. Miller help her conclude?

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

5. From what age did Maranda Francisco start having grand mal seizures?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?

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

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

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

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

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