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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. To what does Sacks compare the coming revolution in neurology?
(a) The American Revolution.
(b) The French Revolution.
(c) Newton's discovery.
(d) Galileo's discovery.

2. What did Sacks hope to accomplish by reading Head's books?
(a) Divert his thinking from his own past.
(b) Understand how to prevent body alienation in the future.
(c) Learn the emotional intricacies of body alienation.
(d) Receive illumination about his experiences.

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

4. In the convalescent home, what did Sacks's first breakfast partner find amusing?
(a) Everything about the world.
(b) The jokes of the serving nurses.
(c) The irony of their respective leg injuries.
(d) Sacks' situation.

5. Sacks was excited about buying books written by a man named Head. What was the author's first name?
(a) Hugo.
(b) Howard.
(c) Herbert.
(d) Henry.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the hospital gardens, what set patients off from non-patients?

2. How has Sacks always liked to think of himself?

3. What tragedy did Darwin experience, which Sacks explains?

4. How did Sacks's knee return to its full functionality?

5. In Chapter Five, Sacks quotes poetry to explain the importance of music: "You are the music/ While the music lasts." Who wrote these lines?

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