A Leg to Stand On Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Preface and Acknowledgements.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How long did it take Sacks to reach the final understanding of his various thoughts?
(a) Several years.
(b) Half a year.
(c) Nearly a decade.
(d) One year.

3. Who inspired and encouraged Sacks to finish his book?
(a) His editors.
(b) His wife.
(c) His son.
(d) His best friend.

4. Why did Sacks write to A. R. Luria?
(a) He wanted reassurance about writing his book.
(b) Luria was the leading neuropsychologist in the United States.
(c) He was not getting satisfactory answers from his own doctor.
(d) Luria was a close family friend.

5. What book does Sacks plan to write in the future?
(a) A book about his long-term recovery.
(b) A book about how this accident affected his personal relationships in the long run.
(c) A book about patients who experienced the same body-ego alienation that he did.
(d) A book about how this accident affected his medical practice.

Short Answer Questions

1. What book does Sacks model his own book after?

2. What role did Mary-Kay Wilmers play in Sacks's recovery?

3. When did Sacks begin writing to Luria?

4. What was the occasion for this book?

5. How has Sacks written the book A Leg to Stand On?

(see the answer key)

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