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Abraham Verghese
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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. How old were Fred Goodson and Otis Jackson?
(a) Late 30s.
(b) Late 40s.
(c) Early 40s.
(d) Late 20s.

2. Where were Ed Maupin and Bobby Keller from?
(a) Blacksburg, Virginia.
(b) Abingdon, Virginia.
(c) Norman, Virginia.
(d) Meadowview, Virginia.

3. After a code blue was called on a young man admitted in August of 1985 to the Johnson City Medical Center, who performed the chest compression?
(a) A beefy intern.
(b) Ray.
(c) An ICU nurse.
(d) Claire.

4. For how many years did Gordon disappear?
(a) 4 years.
(b) 3 years.
(c) 5 years.
(d) 8 years.

5. About how many breaths was Gordon breathing per minute the first time that Abraham examined him?
(a) 40 breaths per minute.
(b) 15 breaths per minute.
(c) 30 breaths per minute.
(d) 20 breaths per minute.

Short Answer Questions

1. What happened to Gordon two nights after he and his father came for a checkup with Abraham?

2. On June 10, 1987, what caused a mini traffic jam on Dogwood Avenue.

3. How many times was Gordon hospitalized with bronchitis between the ages of 4-7?

4. To whom do Abraham's parents trace their religion back to?

5. What type of car did Vickie McCray drive?

Short Essay Questions

1. How could Abraham have influenced Ed's family to not put him on a respirator?

2. What did Essie have to make the funeral director do after she had Gordon's coffin opened?

3. How had Abraham's Wednesday afternoon clinic changed by 1987?

4. Why did the barns of Tennessee fascinate Abraham?

5. Why didn't Abraham go to Gordon's funeral?

6. What inspired Fred Goodson to lose weight when he was in college?

7. How does Gordon say that he has been feeling?

8. What did Vickie McCary do when she learned her husband Clyde had AIDS?

9. Why were Abraham's first days in Boston anxious and disorienting?

10. What is given to a young man who was driving from New York to his parents' home in Johnson, after he awakes frightened in the ICU?

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