A Leg to Stand On Short Answer Test - Answer Key

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Short Answer Questions Key

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

Thomas Gunn.

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

Newton's apple.

3. What was the occasion for this book?

An accident with peculiar effects.

4. Where did Sacks's accident occur?

On a mountain in Norway.

5. What did Sacks find astonishing about his wound?

The complexity of effects he experienced during recovery.

6. Since his accident, what has Sacks been aware of?

The wonder and horror which lie just behind life.

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