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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 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 someone goes blind.
(d) When pupils respond to light.

2. Denise's surgery, in "Little Beth," confirmed for the author that when people know their _____ and they know their job, it doesn't matter who _____ them.
(a) Enemies/Attacks.
(b) Weaknesses/Supports.
(c) Capabilities/Opposes.
(d) Profession/Hires.

3. In "Coming Into My Own," whose voice did the author hear when he encountered prejudice?
(a) His father's.
(b) Martin Luther King Jr.'s.
(c) His mother's.
(d) Dr. Long's.

4. What does the author say happened every time an instrument touched Maranda during her surgery?
(a) Her fingers moved.
(b) Her blood pressure dropped.
(c) Her toes moved.
(d) She started to bleed.

5. In "Craig and Susan," what did Susan Warnick's experience with Dr. Miller help her conclude?
(a) That there was nothing anyone could do to help her husband.
(b) That she was more knowledgeable about her husband's disease than most doctors.
(c) That she and her husband should seek counseling.
(d) That nurses could benefit patients by expressing their care.

Short Answer Questions

1. What concept allowed Maranda to manage well without the left half of her brain?

2. What happened when the author pulled Craig's tumorous growth in his brain stem, during his surgery?

3. How long did Maranda's hemispherectomy take in "Heartbreak"?

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

5. 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 _____.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?

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

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

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

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

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

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