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Multiple Choice Questions

1. While watching the surgery on his right leg, what time does Sacks remember?
(a) Preparation for his first surgery.
(b) His time in the Casting Room.
(c) The moment he faced the bull.
(d) His agonizing move down the mountain.

2. Sacks had written to Luria explaining his accident and the subsequent alienation he felt. What was Luria's response?
(a) Sacks' experience was odd but worth writing about.
(b) Sacks was opening a new medical field.
(c) Sacks' experience was unique.
(d) Luria did not understand Sacks' experience.

3. What tragedy did Darwin experience, which Sacks explains?
(a) He became more happy as he learned more science.
(b) He turned against art as inessential to life.
(c) He lost his taste for science.
(d) He lost his taste for art and music.

4. When Sacks first entered into the field of neurology, what excited him most?
(a) The challenge of concepts and abstractions.
(b) The possibility for helping ill people.
(c) The challenge of learning the field.
(d) The fact that he would not perform surgery anymore.

5. How had Sacks tried to revive his left leg?
(a) By praying it into being.
(b) By thinking it into being.
(c) By wishing it into being.
(d) By intense therapy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why were the set times and limits at the convalescent home important?

2. What vital change in the world happened once Sacks moved out of his first hospital room?

3. While in limbo, what feeling did Sacks have to allow, which he first found humiliating?

4. When Sacks talks about the hole in memory and identity, what is he referring to (Afterword, pg 200)?

5. What quality of Limbo is inherent in scotoma?

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