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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 "The Rest of Their Story," what did the author say headlines read after the twins' surgery?
(a) It's all in God's hands.
(b) Twins blind from surgery.
(c) Dr. Carson a hero.
(d) Twins may not survive.
2. What unusual solution did one doctor suggest Maranda try twice a day for her seizures?
(d) Cod liver oil.
3. What does the author conclude in "Family Affairs" is a top priority?
(a) His family.
(b) Presenting motivational talks to young people.
(c) Writing papers.
(d) Continuing laboratory research.
4. 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 nurses could benefit patients by expressing their care.
(d) That she and her husband should seek counseling.
5. How did patient Danielle's mother first learn about the author, in "Three Special Children"?
(a) Danielle's doctor referred him.
(b) The Phil Donahue show.
(c) An article in Ladies Home Journal.
(d) An entry in Encyclopedia Britannica.
Short Answer Questions
1. What concept allowed Maranda to manage well without the left half of her brain?
2. Why did the chief of surgery at Provident Hospital suggest the author did not want to stay at Johns Hopkins?
3. What time does the author decide he must leave work each day, in "Family Affairs"?
4. What are members of the Ben Carson Club at Old Court Middle School in the Baltimore suburbs required to do?
5. As Susan recalled her story in "Craig and Susan," who did she tell God she was like from the Bible?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the author say "no knowledge is ever wasted," in "Another Step Forward"?
2. What was unusual about Craig being able to eat a whole plate of spaghetti, six weeks after his surgery?
3. What complications did Danielle experience after her surgery in "Three Special Children"?
4. What happened at Johns Hopkins in 1985 that allowed the author more time?
5. What were some of the possible outcomes of Maranda's hemispherectomy, in "A Girl Named Maranda"?
6. Why did Brian and Kathy Usher initially decide against the hemispherectomy for their daughter, Beth?
7. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?
8. What challenge did Patrick face after his surgery, in "The Rest of Their Story"?
9. Why did the author tell a resident at the hospital in Australia that he came from a large family?
10. Why did some doctors oppose a craniectomy for a patient named Charles in "Three Special Children"?
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