Melissa Crawford :: multiple choice quiz

(1) Melissa’s parents sued Jeanette’s doctors because

they thought they should have sent Jeanette to a better hospital

they thought they hadn’t been honest with them about Melissa’s condition

they thought they hadn’t done their job properly

they thought they hadn’t known how to do their job properly

(2) Although Melissa is handicapped

she enjoys going for walks

she enjoys working in her parent’s garden

she enjoys talking to her friends on the phone

she enjoys watching television

(3) Melissa’s brain was damaged

because she didn’t get enough oxygen while she was being born

because the doctor hurt her head with forceps

because she’d got diabetes from her mother

because she was in her mother’s uterus for too long

(4) Women who have gestational diabetes

usually suffer from kidney failure while they are pregnant

usually show no further sign of diabetes once they have had their babies

often go blind if they become pregnant a second time

almost always remain diabetic after their babies are born

(5) Most of the money awarded by the courts in Melissa’s case was used

to pay for her care

to pay her legal expenses

to compensate the Ontario government

to compensate her parents

(6) One thing that should have made the doctors suspect Jeanette was diabetic was

how tired she looked while she was pregnant

how quickly she gained weight while she was pregnant

how many headaches she had while she was pregnant

how many breathing problems she had while she was pregnant

(7) Unborn babies whose mothers have gestational diabetes

don’t get enough sugar

become unhealthy while still in the mother’s uterus

are born with diabetes

grow too quickly

(8) When Melissa was born, the doctors thought at first that she was

dead

normal

diabetic

underweight