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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 "Separating the Twins," where were the twins, Patrick and Benjamin, conjoined?
(a) At the shoulder.
(b) At the hip.
(c) At the chest.
(d) At the back of the head.

2. 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 _____.
(a) Research/Practice.
(b) Doctors/Teachers.
(c) Patients/Empowered advocates for healthcare.
(d) Surgical instruments/Healing.

3. In "The Rest of Their Story," the author says the twins were given phenobarbitol in order to do what?
(a) Fight off infection.
(b) Put the babies in a coma.
(c) Regulate blood pressure.
(d) Reduce brain swelling.

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

5. Why did Teresa Binder consider overdosing on sleeping pills in "Separating the Twins"?
(a) She was addicted to sleeping pills.
(b) She was having relationship problems.
(c) She was suspersticious about giving birth to twins.
(d) She could not bear the idea of giving birth to conjoined twins.

Short Answer Questions

1. What reason does the author give for not wanting to travel to Australia, in "A Special Year"?

2. In "The Rest of Their Story," what did the author say headlines read after the twins' surgery?

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

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?

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

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

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

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

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

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