A Leg to Stand On Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the convalescent home, what did Sacks's first breakfast partner find amusing?

2. While watching the surgery on his right leg, what time does Sacks remember?

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

4. Previous to his accident, how did Sacks think things were accomplished in the world?

5. While under the spinal anesthesia, how did Sacks perceive his body?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Following the surgery, Sacks's spirit entered into the "dark night of the soul" (Chapter Three, pg 86). Find another example of this in literature and compare the two instances. Analyze personalities, situations, and reactions in order to understand both.

Essay Topic 2

What aspect of nature had Sacks forgotten about while he lay in his hospital bed? How does this compare to his previous lifestyle: hiking, swimming, etc?

Essay Topic 3

What would have made the state of Limbo tolerable? What parts did the ideas of "hole" and "Hell" play in this state? Did scotoma lead to Limbo or explain it?

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