A Leg to Stand On Multiple Choice Test Questions

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Preface and Acknowledgements

1. Who has written about the "occasions of poetry" (pg 9)?
(a) Thomas Gunn.
(b) William Shakespeare.
(c) T. S. Eliot.
(d) Admiral Nelson.

2. What analogy does Sacks refer to as he draws the relationship between science and art?
(a) Newton's apple.
(b) Galileo's earth.
(c) Einstein's theory of relativity.
(d) Archimedes' bathtub.

3. What was the occasion for this book?
(a) An accident with peculiar effects.
(b) The study of an unusual patient.
(c) An accident with expected effects.
(d) Reading a book about an unusual patient.

4. Where did Sacks's accident occur?
(a) In the Swiss Alps.
(b) In the hills of Germany.
(c) On a mountain in Finland.
(d) On a mountain in Norway.

5. What did Sacks find astonishing about his wound?
(a) The complexity of effects he experienced during recovery.
(b) The inability of his doctors to understand him.
(c) The pain he felt during his whole recovery.
(d) The long recovery time.

6. Since his accident, what has Sacks been aware of?
(a) The wonder and horror which are an everyday part of life.
(b) The shallowness of human experience.
(c) The shallowness of everyday life.
(d) The wonder and horror which lie just behind life.

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