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

On what did Sacks pin his hopes of recovery? How does this describe his mentality? How does it describe his attitude?

Essay Topic 2

How did Sacks achieve the certainty which "bypassed the most complex mathematics" (Chapter Five, pg 121)? Was there any element of divinity in this certainty? How did this certainty relate to his idea of the world as a whole?

Essay Topic 3

Sacks says that during his descent from the mountain, his awkward way of moving became natural (Chapter One, pg 10). He stopped thinking about it as the action became automatic. In what ways is this phenomenon exhibited throughout the book?

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