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

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

3. How long did Maranda's hemispherectomy take in "Heartbreak"?
(a) Ten hours.
(b) Twenty hours.
(c) Three hours.
(d) Five hours.

4. In "Family Affairs," why does the author believe his wife, Candy, is able to cope with his long hours?
(a) She is a homebody.
(b) She is busy in her profession as well.
(c) She is confident and secure in herself.
(d) She believes married people are more successful if they rarely see each other.

5. What did the author and Dr. Udvarhelyi end up talking about extensively in the interview for Johns Hopkins?
(a) Yale.
(b) Classical music.
(c) Metal rings.
(d) Detroit.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did the author tell Craig and Susan that he could NOT open the pons up during Craig's surgery?

2. What significant sign of recovery did Maranda show after her hemispherectomy?

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

4. What happened when the Hopkins team tried to put Beth's diseased hemisphere to sleep?

5. Before the author left for his interview in Baltimore, he decided that he wanted to be himself and be accepted or rejected by _____ and not _____.

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is Rasmussen's encephalitis?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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