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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) 33%
(b) 10%
(c) 50%
(d) 20%

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

3. How does the main character's emotions change when he wakes up from his nap?
(a) Agitated and angry
(b) Fearful and uneasy
(c) Upbeat and joyful
(d) Calm and even tempered

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

5. Where does Sacks work at the time of this chapter?
(a) National Institutes of Mental Health
(b) Neuroscience Clinic
(c) Home for the Aged
(d) Therapist's Office

6. Who is the main character in this chapter?
(a) Mr. MacGregor
(b) Jimmie G.
(c) Mr. P
(d) Christina

7. How does the main character feel about his/her body?
(a) That it will spontaneously combust.
(b) That it is detached from him/her.
(c) That it has a mind of its own.
(d) That it is deteriorating.

8. How does the main character seem when Sacks meets him?
(a) Fearful and uneasy
(b) Agitaged and concerned
(c) Calm and even tempered
(d) Upbeat and joyful

9. What are the agents that spread the main character's disorder?
(a) Virii
(b) Antibodies
(c) Spirochetes
(d) Bacteria

10. What is the consequence scientists pay when they ignore the a patient's high cognitive function?
(a) They are unable to empathize with their patients.
(b) They can do nothing to help their patients.
(c) They cannot diagnose their patients properly.
(d) They are out of touch with reality.

11. What does Sacks compare his tales to?
(a) Lawrence of Arabia
(b) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
(c) The Bible
(d) Arabian Nights

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

13. The main character's affliction causes her to feel how?
(a) Sad and depressed
(b) Happy and flirtatious
(c) Angry and frustrated
(d) Somber and reflective

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

15. To what extent is Jimmie G's intelligence impaired?
(a) Moderately
(b) Not at all
(c) Severly
(d) Slightly

Short Answer Questions

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

2. There is a disorder where patients suddenly lose part of their memory back to a certain date or time period. What is it called?

3. What is a visual phantom?

4. Sacks finds his patients:

5. The main character has which problem?

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