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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Hannah Arendt's idea about the space without time?
(a) It is the only place to meet God.
(b) It is the place where Man must face himself most chillingly.
(c) It is the place where Man is not himself.
(d) It is the only home of Soul and Art.

3. Why did Sacks refer to the doctor's visits as "odious" (Chapter Six, pg 159)?
(a) He preferred to be the doctor as the patient.
(b) The doctor was unusually harsh with him.
(c) He did not trust or like the doctor.
(d) He had to play the part of the accepting, passive patient.

4. Why was it so difficult for Sacks to take the first step?
(a) He could not get his sense of balance.
(b) His feet felt too heavy to lift.
(c) He had forgotten how to walk.
(d) He felt that the physiotherapists were pressuring him.

5. As Sacks returned to his room, what was the weather like?
(a) Chilly and wet.
(b) Dark and stormy.
(c) Sunny and warm.
(d) Lightly snowing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Sacks's general opinion about the patients in the convalescent home?

2. How did one of the surgical registrars refer to being a patient?

3. Sacks references a chapter in Luria's book The Man with a Shattered World that profoundly affected his thoughts about recovery. What was the name of this chapter?

4. According to Sacks, what was "the only proper posture of the soul at this time" (Chapter Three, pg 113)?

5. According to Kant, how does a man stand in relation to the world?

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