Ben Carson

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Short quiz about the biography of Ben Carson, Neurosurgeon. This is follow up to the movie "Gifted Hands" as shown on TNT.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    What city was Ben Carson from?

    • A.

      Los Angelos

    • B.

      Detroit

    • C.

      Chicago

    • D.

      Toledo

    Correct Answer
    B. Detroit
    Explanation
    Ben Carson is from Detroit.

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  • 2. 

    Ben Carson was the first surgeon to :

    • A.

      Operate on the brain

    • B.

      To go to Yale

    • C.

      Work in a hospital

    • D.

      Separate twins that were joined at the head

    Correct Answer
    D. Separate twins that were joined at the head
    Explanation
    Ben Carson is known for his groundbreaking work in the field of neurosurgery, particularly in separating conjoined twins who are joined at the head. He gained international recognition for successfully leading a team of surgeons in the separation of the Binder twins in 1987. This achievement established him as a pioneer in the field and paved the way for future advancements in the surgical separation of conjoined twins.

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  • 3. 

    What did Ben's mother make him and his brother do everyday after school?

    • A.

      Clean the house

    • B.

      Look for work

    • C.

      Read

    • D.

      Help her cook to make money

    Correct Answer
    C. Read
    Explanation
    Ben's mother made him and his brother read everyday after school. This suggests that reading was an important activity for their development and education. It could also imply that their mother understood the value and benefits of reading, and wanted to instill a love for books and learning in her children.

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  • 4. 

    What kind of grades did Ben get in elementary school?

    • A.

      Excellent

    • B.

      Good

    • C.

      Average

    • D.

      Poor

    Correct Answer
    D. Poor
    Explanation
    Ben received poor grades in elementary school.

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  • 5. 

    What did we find out about Ben's mother that was sad but made her determined to encourage her son?

    • A.

      She was very ill and knew she was going to die.

    • B.

      She had been abandoned as a child

    • C.

      She was blind

    • D.

      She could not read

    Correct Answer
    D. She could not read
    Explanation
    The given correct answer suggests that Ben's mother's inability to read was a sad aspect of her life. Despite this, it made her determined to encourage her son. This implies that she recognized the importance of education and literacy, and wanted her son to have opportunities she did not have.

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  • 6. 

    What did Ben have to learn how to control in his life to become successful ?  (hint: this used to get him in a lot of trouble)

    Correct Answer
    Anger
    temper
    fighting
    mad
    Explanation
    Ben had to learn how to control his anger, temper, fighting, and being mad in order to become successful. These traits used to get him in a lot of trouble, indicating that they were hindering his progress and causing negative consequences in his life. By learning to manage and control these emotions and behaviors, Ben was able to overcome the challenges they posed and achieve success.

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