A Leg to Stand On Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 6.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What word does Nietzsche use to describe the feeling that convalescence brings?
(a) Intoxication.
(b) Inebriation.
(c) Brightness.
(d) Calmness.

2. Why did Sacks dedicate his book to Luria?
(a) Because Luria's book deeply changed his view of neurological illnesses.
(b) Because Luria led him out of the darkness.
(c) Because Luria pioneered a deeper, revolutionary medicine.
(d) Because Luria was a mentor during medical school.

3. On one particular September morning, why did Sacks deeply enjoy lighting his pipe?
(a) He saw the pipe as a sign of returning health.
(b) The pipe fit into the scenery and his mood.
(c) He thought he had never before had the leisure to light one.
(d) He was a smoker.

4. As Sacks notes at the beginning of the Acknowledgments, what has he done since his injury?
(a) Investigated current neuropsychological practice.
(b) Written two other books about medical phenomena.
(c) Interviewed hundreds of similar patients.
(d) Strengthened his legs so he could hike again.

5. What did Sacks feel as he was being admitted to the hospital?
(a) That he was losing his humanity and individuality.
(b) That he was approaching the gallows.
(c) That he was reaching the purity of non-being.
(d) That he was finally reaching a place of hope.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Sacks write to A. R. Luria?

2. What analogy does Sacks refer to as he draws the relationship between science and art?

3. What is the most important reason for the young painter's misery?

4. The day that Sacks moved out of his first hospital room, how far did he walk?

5. Before he took a step, what visual problem did Sacks have?

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