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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What time period is Jimmie stuck in?
(a) 1955
(b) 1975
(c) 1945
(d) 1965

2. 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) 10%
(b) 50%
(c) 20%
(d) 33%

3. Why doesn't the introduction of a video system work?
(a) The patient can't work the video system
(b) The patient does not like to be reminded of his/her disability
(c) The patient is disturbed that he/she can only perceive half of his/her body
(d) The patient is upset by his/her unkempt appearance

4. Why is the main character confused?
(a) He can't figure out how to detach his arm from his body.
(b) He can't figure out how to remove his face.
(c) He can't figure out how to remove his hands.
(d) He can't figure out how to detach his leg from his body.

5. At what stage of Sacks' career does he encounter the main character of Chapter Four?
(a) As a young doctor
(b) As a young medical student
(c) As a resident
(d) As a doctor in the middle of his career practice

6. How many children does the main character have?
(a) Two
(b) Four
(c) Three
(d) One

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

8. What was the main character's old line of work that helped in compensating for the main character's disorder?
(a) Aviation
(b) Farming
(c) Pottery
(d) Carpentry

9. How do the main character's nurses help him/her fix his/her disability?
(a) Putting a food tray out of reach.
(b) Giving the patient electroshock therapy.
(c) Putting medicine in the patient's IV.
(d) Recommending surgery.

10. Why might the disorder mentioned in the chapter be a good thing?
(a) It helps patients to live longer.
(b) It makes patients happy through the illusion of having the lost limb.
(c) It helps patients integrate with artificial limbs.
(d) It produces a sense of euphoria by releasing chemicals in the brain.

11. The main character has a high level of intelligence, allowing him/her to accomplish what despite his/her disability?
(a) Get Married
(b) Get a PhD
(c) Go to College
(d) Go to College and Get Married

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

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

14. Sacks' patients are typically:
(a) Geniuses
(b) Mentally impaired
(c) Normal
(d) Mentally handicapped

15. What is the first man worried about?
(a) Cutting his leg.
(b) Breaking his finger.
(c) Tripping over his foot.
(d) Poking his eye out.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the main character of this chapter?

2. Which of Sacks' questions in the main character unable to answer?

3. Sacks sees his patients as:

4. What does Mr. P do to keep himself oriented?

5. What does Sacks compare his tales to?

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