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. The main character has a dream that foreshadows her condition? What is the dream about?
(a) Losing the ability to see or hear
(b) Losing the ability to remember recent and distant events
(c) Losing the ability to taste or smell
(d) Losing the ability to stand or feel objects

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

3. What word does Dr. Sacks use to describe the way the main character feels?
(a) Disembodied
(b) Depressed
(c) Dispeptic
(d) Disoriented

4. What does Sacks call his chapters?
(a) Sections
(b) Chapters
(c) Stories
(d) Studies

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sacks compare his tales to?

2. What surgery is the main character admitted into the hospital to have?

3. Which sort of memory does Jimmie G. lack?

4. What aspect of his patients is Sacks concerned to communicate to his reader?

5. Dr. P is a teacher of what?

(see the answer key)

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