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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why would the disorder described in the chapter be a bad thing?
(a) The brain does process information properly when patients feel their phantom limbs.
(b) Patients do not recover from losing a limb.
(c) Patients are disturbed by their false sensations.
(d) Patients get angry when they rediscover they do not have limbs.

2. The main character's symptoms are:
(a) Inability to grasp the meanings of words
(b) Lost memory
(c) A strong left-side tilt
(d) Violent tics that occur every few seconds

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

4. What is the name of the main character mentioned in the postscript?
(a) Miguel
(b) Witty Ticcy Ray
(c) Mr. P
(d) Jimmie G.

5. Sacks sees himself as having what kind of personality?
(a) Neither
(b) A Clinician
(c) Both
(d) A Romantic

6. Which faculty of mind does Sacks argue is left out of psychology and neuroscience?
(a) Soul
(b) Emotion
(c) Spirit
(d) Judgment

7. There is a disorder where patients suddenly lose part of their memory back to a certain date or time period. What is it called?
(a) Postgrade Amensia
(b) Long-term Amnesia
(c) Retrograde Amensia
(d) Short-term Amnesia

8. What percentage of individuals in the old folks home where the main character lives end up using his/her solution to his/her disorder?
(a) 50%
(b) 10%
(c) 33%
(d) 20%

9. What is the cause of the main character's inability to use one of her body parts?
(a) Cerebral Palsy
(b) A Virus
(c) Blindness
(d) There is no cause; it is an illusion.

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

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

12. Dr. P is a teacher of what?
(a) Philosophy
(b) Music
(c) Literature
(d) Art

13. Who is the main character of this chapter?
(a) Mr. MacGregor
(b) Christina
(c) Mr. P
(d) Mrs. S

14. If Sacks called his chapters 'studies' what would that mean about his attitude?
(a) He is professional.
(b) He likes his patients.
(c) He despises his patients.
(d) He is detached from his patients.

15. Who is the main character of this chapter?
(a) Mr. P
(b) Jimmie G.
(c) Dr. P
(d) Dr. Sacks

Short Answer Questions

1. What part of the main character's body does he have a problem with?

2. Sacks thinks of his patients as:

3. How old is the main character?

4. The character's condition is caused by polyneuritis, which is:

5. For Sacks it is important to treat his patients with:

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