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

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

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

4. To what did Sacks's various thoughts and themes eventually lead in the end?
(a) A personal, religious faith.
(b) A deeper understanding of the patient-doctor relationship.
(c) A reaffirmation of modern neurological medicin.
(d) A critique of modern neurological medicine.

5. How is the material in the last chapter presented?
(a) Randomly.
(b) Poetically.
(c) Systematically.
(d) Concisely.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What was the occasion for this book?

3. How long did Sacks think about his injury before he began writing about it?

4. In what publication did Sacks's first article about his injury appear?

5. What was the public reaction to Sacks's first article about his leg?

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