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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 affiliation did the author and his wife have that opened doors for them in Australia?
(a) They lived in Michigan.
(b) They belonged to the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
(c) They were Black Americans.
(d) They were Yale alumni.

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

3. What marveled the author about Danielle's parents, in "Three Special Children," when she died?
(a) Their detachment.
(b) The amount of support they received from family and friends.
(c) Their anger.
(d) Their maturity.

4. What does the author conclude in "Family Affairs" is a top priority?
(a) Continuing laboratory research.
(b) His family.
(c) Presenting motivational talks to young people.
(d) Writing papers.

5. How much blood did Maranda lose during the hemispherectomy?
(a) Nine pints.
(b) None.
(c) Two pints.
(d) Twelve ounces.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the author say happened every time an instrument touched Maranda during her surgery?

2. In "Think Big," what does the author say talented young people should focus on, instead of music and sports?

3. What is a pupilary response?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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