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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the main character's affliction?
(a) Neither Congenital Blindness nor Cerebral Palsy
(b) Only Congenital Blindness
(c) Only Cerebral Palsy
(d) Congential Blindness and Cerebral Palsy

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

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

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

6. The character's condition is caused by polyneuritis, which is:
(a) Damaging of the pain centers of the spinal and cranial nerves
(b) Damaging of the pain centers of the nerves attached to skin
(c) Damaging of the sensory roots of the spinal and cranial nerves
(d) Damaging of the sensory roots of the nerves attached to skin

7. What is proprioception?
(a) The sense of smell.
(b) The sense that monitors physical movement.
(c) The sense of taste.
(d) The sense that monitors the heartbeat.

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

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

10. How is the main character affected by Reagan's speech?
(a) She hears inconsistencies in it that others cannot
(b) She hates it
(c) She is totally enamored with it
(d) She cannot understand it at all

11. How is the main character treated?
(a) He/She is given a wheel chair so he/she can turn right
(b) He/She is given a wheelchair to give him/her a sense of independence
(c) He/She is given a wheelchair so he/she can go to the bathroom on his/her own
(d) He/She is given a wheelchair so he/she can turn left

12. The main character has a dream that foreshadows her condition? What is the dream about?
(a) Losing the ability to stand or feel objects
(b) Losing the ability to taste or smell
(c) Losing the ability to see or hear
(d) Losing the ability to remember recent and distant events

13. Who is the main character of the chapter?
(a) Jimmie G.
(b) Madeline J.
(c) Mr. P.
(d) Christina

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

15. 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) Short-term Amnesia
(b) Retrograde Amensia
(c) Long-term Amnesia
(d) Postgrade Amensia

Short Answer Questions

1. Why would the disorder described in the chapter be a bad thing?

2. Who is the main character of this chapter?

3. Which part of the main character's body does he/she refer to as "lumps of dough?"

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

5. Where is the main character sitting when the nurses find him?

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