The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part One: Chapter Three, The Disembodied Lady.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Sacks is different from a fiction writer because:
(a) He is not a trained writer.
(b) He is a bad writer.
(c) He is more scientific and philosophical than most.
(d) He has less education than most fiction writers.

2. What is proprioception?
(a) The sense of smell.
(b) The sense that monitors physical movement.
(c) The sense that monitors the heartbeat.
(d) The sense of taste.

3. Which sort of memory does Jimmie G. lack?
(a) Semantic Memory
(b) Long-term Memory
(c) Short-term Memory
(d) Tactile Memory

4. What aspect of his patients is Sacks concerned to communicate to his reader?
(a) Their diagnosis
(b) Their treatment
(c) Their neurological defect
(d) Their representation of self

5. How does the 'what science leaves out' theme play out in this chapter?
(a) Science ignores the ethical issues at stake.
(b) Science leaves out an account of higher cognitive faculties.
(c) Science leaves out the personal experience of the patient.
(d) Science pays no attention to the state of the soul in these matters.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what extent is Jimmie G's intelligence impaired?

2. Who is the neuroscientist Sacks receives advice from in Chapter 1?

3. Sacks' patients are typically:

4. How long does Sacks cover the patient's condition without seeing recovery?

5. How many children does the main character have?

(see the answer key)

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