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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What surgery is the main character admitted into the hospital to have?
(a) Back surgery
(b) Kidney transplant
(c) Gallbladder surgery
(d) Appendectomy

2. How old is the character in this chapter?
(a) Early thirties
(b) Sixties
(c) Late forties
(d) Late twenties

3. Which capacity of the main character is enhanced by his/her disability?
(a) The ability to comprehend complex words
(b) The ability to understand speaking tone
(c) The ability to comprehend simple sentences.
(d) The ability to see color.

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

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

6. 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

7. How many cases are covered in this chapter?
(a) Two
(b) Four
(c) Five
(d) Three

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

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

10. What is his problem with body?
(a) He believes that his hands are someone else's.
(b) He believes that his leg is someone else's.
(c) He believes that his face is someone else's.
(d) He believes that his arm is someone else's.

11. The main character does not like his treatment. How does he/she cope?
(a) Takes medicine on the weekened but not during the week
(b) Changes medicines
(c) Learns to live without medicine
(d) Takes medicine during the week but not on the weekends

12. Sacks is a:
(a) Economist
(b) Philosopher
(c) Journalist
(d) Neuroscientist

13. The main character has which of the following problems?
(a) Right-Side Paralysis
(b) Aphasia
(c) Cupid's Disease
(d) Phantom Limb Syndrome

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which sort of memory does Jimmie G. lack?

2. How many children does the main character have?

3. Which faculty of mind does Sacks argue is left out of psychology and neuroscience?

4. The character's condition is caused by polyneuritis, which is:

5. Dr. P possesses which personal qualities.

(see the answer keys)

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