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

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

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

4. What book does Sacks model his own book after?
(a) The Man with the Shattered Arm.
(b) The Man in the Shattered Hope.
(c) The Man with the Shattered World.
(d) The Woman with the Shattered Dreams.

5. When did Sacks write the preface to the book?
(a) 1991.
(b) 1982.
(c) 1954.
(d) 1983.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who has written about the "occasions of poetry" (pg 9)?

3. When Sacks began to write to Luria, where did Luria live?

4. Who wrote the book which was the model for Sacks's own book?

5. When was Studies in Neurology published?

(see the answer key)

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