The House of God Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Molly get mad at Roy in chapter 16?

2. What does the Fat Man say is keeping him busy when he talks to Roy after a long absence?

3. What is NOT one of the theories about what is inside of Olive's humps?

4. In his fantasy he has while at work, Roy imagines the mystery woman's perfume to smell like what?

5. Who is the tall, emaciated-looking consultant to Roy's new unit?

Short Essay Questions

1. What started happening around Passover and what was Roy's idea to stop it? Does it work?

2. What is Pinkus' state of health as opposed to how he used to be?

3. Why can't they ever get rid of the one gomer Harry the Horse?

4. What is so strange about how Eat My Dust Eddie speaks about his newborn baby?

5. What does the new extract the Fat Man created, and what is its one side effect?

6. What does Roy ask the Runt about Angel? Why can't the Runt completely answer the question?

7. What does Roy see at the Marcel Marceau show that snaps Roy back into reality?

8. What is Roy's father's reaction to finding out that Roy is going into psychiatry?

9. What does Nate Zock say he's going to write in his letter to the chief of medicine, Dr. Leggo, the chief resident, and the BMS and House trustees? What did Roy find out later that Nate Zock also did?

10. Whom does Gilheeny claim are the three people that he and Quick will always cherish?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Roy is steered in the direction of considering psychiatry instead the continuation of medical school. His father admits he always was good figuring out people. Come up with at least three instances where Roy displayed character traits which are in line with those of psychiatry. Explain in detail how these traits would help him in the field.

Essay Topic 2

There are many times throughout the novel where ethics are questioned. Name at least three times where they appear and explain the outcomes.

Essay Topic 3

The Fat Man teaches his interns that most of the time doing nothing to their patients is better than trying to save their lives. Often when a doctor does tests and gives medication, other ailments result and the patients are worse off then when they arrived. Jo and Dr. Leggo disagree with this mentality and believe that everything should be done to try to save someone's life. Explore both viewpoints and pinpoint what morals each one exemplifies.

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