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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the name of the physiotherapist?
(a) Miss Prestar.
(b) Mrs. Preston.
(c) Miss Preston.
(d) Miss Blanche.

2. How did Sacks descend the mountain?
(a) By rolling and sliding.
(b) By hobbling on his right leg.
(c) By crawling.
(d) By "rowing" with his arms.

3. What did Sacks hope to see when he reached the mountain's summit?
(a) A good view of the surrounding mountains.
(b) A good view of the city.
(c) The temple at the top.
(d) The bull that lived there.

4. 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 his long-term recovery.
(c) A book about how this accident affected his personal relationships in the long run.
(d) A book about how this accident affected his medical practice.

5. When the father and his son rescued Sacks, what had they been doing just a moment before?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Listening to the mass wafting up from the church.
(c) Searching for him.
(d) Hunting reindeer.

6. When did Sacks begin writing to Luria?
(a) 1955.
(b) 1973.
(c) 1977.
(d) 1983.

7. What language was the sign "BEWARE OF THE BULL!" written in?
(a) English.
(b) Norwegian.
(c) German.
(d) French.

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

9. In order to escape being caught on the mountain all night, what was the latest possible time Sacks could reach help?
(a) Six o'clock PM.
(b) Eight o'clock PM.
(c) Ten o'clock PM.
(d) Nine o'clock PM.

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

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

12. What did not occur to Sacks until he injured his leg?
(a) That the bull might be following him.
(b) How utterly alone he was.
(c) That he had forgotten to take extra water.
(d) How far he had climbed up the mountain before falling.

13. What instrument did Sacks have for listening to music?
(a) A small radio.
(b) A clarinet.
(c) An MP3 player.
(d) A record player.

14. After he fell, what story did Sacks recall the villagers telling him?
(a) A Pole had been gored by the bull and bled to death.
(b) A Scotsman had died on exposure on the mountain exactly one year previously.
(c) An Englishman had died on the mountain two weeks earlier.
(d) An Englishman had broken both legs on the mountain earlier, though he survived.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. After a temporary cast was put on the leg, what dream did Sacks have?

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

3. What was the main injury that Sacks was able to identify?

4. What word does Luria use to describe the modern approach to peripheral disorders?

5. What was the name of the surgeon who performed Sacks's knee surgery?

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