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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old is the main character?
(a) Eighty-Three
(b) Ninety
(c) Ninety-Three
(d) Seventy-Three

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

3. What feature of humans does Sacks wonder if Jimmie lacks?
(a) Soul
(b) Smell
(c) Hearing
(d) Long-term Memory

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

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

6. Who is the neuroscientist Sacks receives advice from in Chapter 1?
(a) Edelman
(b) Pinker
(c) Luria
(d) Petersen

7. What is a visual phantom?
(a) When a patient has a persistent hallucination of a person or other being accompanying or harassing him/her.
(b) When a patient has hallucinations of past events.
(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.

8. How does Dr. Sacks respond to the main character?
(a) Informs him that his leg is his own.
(b) Informs him that his arm is his own.
(c) Informs him that his face is his own.
(d) Informs him that his hands are his own.

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

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

11. What is the main character's name in this chapter?
(a) Witty Ticcy Ray
(b) Mr. P
(c) Christina
(d) Emily G.

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

13. What part of the main character's body does he have a problem with?
(a) His arm
(b) His face
(c) His leg
(d) His hands

14. Dr. P cannot recognize what?
(a) Pictures
(b) Emotions
(c) Faces
(d) Sounds

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. The main character suffers a stroke and this affects which side of his/her brain?

3. What is the main character's affliction?

4. The main character does not like his treatment. How does he/she cope?

5. What additional form of memory can people with Jimmie G.'s disorder lose?

(see the answer keys)

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