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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where is the main character sitting when the nurses find him?
(a) In the hall
(b) In a chair
(c) On the floor
(d) On the side of his bed

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

3. Who is the main character of this chapter?
(a) Mr. P
(b) Christina
(c) Mr. MacGregor
(d) Mrs. S

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

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

6. 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) 50%
(b) 10%
(c) 20%
(d) 33%

7. The main character's name is
(a) Christina
(b) Mr. P
(c) Emily G.
(d) Witty Ticcy Ray

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

9. Dr. P is a teacher of what?
(a) Art
(b) Literature
(c) Music
(d) Philosophy

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

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

12. 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 sees shapes and colors that are not there.
(d) When a patient's perception is confused and they cannot navigate well.

13. What are the agents that spread the main character's disorder?
(a) Bacteria
(b) Antibodies
(c) Spirochetes
(d) Virii

14. 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 can do nothing to help their patients.
(d) They are unable to empathize with their patients.

15. 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 helps patients to live longer.
(c) It helps patients integrate with artificial limbs.
(d) It produces a sense of euphoria by releasing chemicals in the brain.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the main character's most frustrating disability?

2. What is the cause of the main character's inability to use one of her body parts?

3. What feature of humans does Sacks wonder if Jimmie lacks?

4. Sacks' patients are typically:

5. How many cases are covered in this chapter?

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