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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What year does Sacks think Jimmie G's memory should have stopped?
(a) 1975
(b) 1965
(c) 1955
(d) 1945

2. What is Dr. Sacks' treatment of the main character?
(a) Haldol
(b) Klozipan
(c) Lamictal
(d) Zoloft

3. 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.

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

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

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

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

8. The chapter covers a disorder where people who have lost limbs believe and feel that they are still there. What is this disorder called?
(a) Phantom Limb Syndrome
(b) Phantom Limb Disease
(c) Illusory Limb Disease
(d) Illusory Limb Syndrome

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

10. After Dr. Sacks and Mr. P part ways, how much longer does Mr. P teach music?
(a) The rest of his life
(b) 1 year
(c) 10 years
(d) 5 years

11. 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 are out of touch with reality.
(c) They cannot diagnose their patients properly.
(d) They can do nothing to help their patients.

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

13. 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.

14. Sacks says taht for a long time which part of the brain was thought to be less complex?
(a) Parietal Lobe
(b) Frontal Lobe
(c) The right hemisphere
(d) The left hemisphere

15. What happens when the main character attempts to remove one of his body parts?
(a) He bleeds profusely.
(b) He breaks his leg.
(c) He throws himself onto the floor.
(d) He howls with pain.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the 'what science leaves out' theme play out in this chapter?

2. Why is the main character confused?

3. The main character has which problem?

4. The main character has a high level of intelligence, allowing him/her to accomplish what despite his/her disability?

5. Who is the main character of this chapter?

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