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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The main character in this chapter has which affliction?
(a) Prosopagnosia
(b) Hemiplegia
(c) Agnosia
(d) Aphasia

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

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

5. 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) 20%
(c) 33%
(d) 50%

6. 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 unable to empathize with their patients.
(c) They can do nothing to help their patients.
(d) They are out of touch with reality.

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

8. The main character's disorder involves a breakdown of cooperation between which three body systems?
(a) Hearing, balance organs, and vision
(b) Vision, balance organs, and proprioception
(c) Hearing, balance organs, and proprioception
(d) Hearing, proprioception, and vision

9. How does the remedy work?
(a) It increases the amount of food he/she eats
(b) It helps him/her to be independent
(c) It helps him/her go the bathroom properly
(d) It helps him/her with personal hygiene

10. Who is the main character of this chapter?
(a) Dr. Sacks
(b) Dr. P
(c) Mr. P
(d) Jimmie G.

11. Sacks is different from a fiction writer because:
(a) He is more scientific and philosophical than most.
(b) He has less education than most fiction writers.
(c) He is a bad writer.
(d) He is not a trained writer.

12. The main character has which problem?
(a) Tourette's Syndrome
(b) Left-side Paralysis
(c) Extreme mental images
(d) Syphillis

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

14. For Sacks it is important to treat his patients with:
(a) Respect
(b) Love
(c) A Helping Hand
(d) Disdain

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Sacks sees his patients as:

2. How is the main character affected by Reagan's speech?

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

4. What is proprioception?

5. The main character has a dream that foreshadows her condition? What is the dream about?

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