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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of Sacks' questions in the main character unable to answer?
(a) Where his proper arm is
(b) Where his proper leg is
(c) Where his proper face is
(d) Where his proper hands are

2. The main character of this chapter has which disorder?
(a) Phantom Limb Syndrome
(b) Tourette's Syndrome
(c) Agnosia
(d) Blindsight

3. Dr. P possesses which personal qualities.
(a) He is upbeat and intelligent.
(b) He is cold and indifferent.
(c) He is utterly detached from the world.
(d) He is angry but intelligent.

4. Sacks is a:
(a) Journalist
(b) Philosopher
(c) Economist
(d) Neuroscientist

5. What additional form of memory can people with Jimmie G.'s disorder lose?
(a) Auditory Memory
(b) Olfactory Memory
(c) Sensual Memory
(d) Visual Memory

6. What is a visual phantom?
(a) When a patient has hallucinations of past events.
(b) When a patient has a persistent hallucination of a person or other being accompanying or harassing him/her.
(c) When a patient's perception is confused and they cannot navigate well.
(d) When a patient sees shapes and colors that are not there.

7. Patients with the main character's disorder have trouble with what?
(a) Feeling Their Legs
(b) Comprehending Words
(c) Grasping Pitches
(d) Seeing Colors

8. Most neuroscientists thought that most neurological disorders were caused by damage to what part of the brain?
(a) The right hemisphere
(b) The Left hemisphere
(c) Frontal lobe
(d) Parietal lobe

9. What surgery is the main character admitted into the hospital to have?
(a) Appendectomy
(b) Kidney transplant
(c) Back surgery
(d) Gallbladder surgery

10. 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 pays no attention to the state of the soul in these matters.
(d) Science ignores the ethical issues at stake.

11. How is the main character affected by Reagan's speech?
(a) She cannot understand it at all
(b) She hates it
(c) She hears inconsistencies in it that others cannot
(d) She is totally enamored with it

12. What is the technical term of Jimmie G.'s disorder?
(a) Agnosia
(b) Retrograde Amnesia
(c) Prosopagnosia
(d) Amnesia

13. How does the main character compensate for his/her disorder?
(a) By constructing a wheelchair that compensates
(b) Requesting brain surgery
(c) By constructing a pair of glasses that compensate
(d) By constructing a prosthesis that compensates

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

15. In what place does Jimmie recover a part of himself?
(a) School
(b) Home
(c) Chapel
(d) Work

Short Answer Questions

1. Sacks' book is different from a college textbook in that it:

2. The main character's affliction causes her to feel how?

3. The main character in this chapter has which affliction?

4. Who is the main character in this chapter?

5. How does the main character regain control of his/her body?

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