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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the main character's most frustrating disability?
(a) She cannot use her hands.
(b) She cannot stand up.
(c) She cannot walk.
(d) She cannot talk.

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

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

4. Which medicine is used to calm down the main character?
(a) Depicote
(b) Luvox
(c) Haldol
(d) Abilify

5. What additional form of memory can people with Jimmie G.'s disorder lose?
(a) Auditory Memory
(b) Sensual Memory
(c) Visual Memory
(d) Olfactory Memory

6. Sacks sees himself as having what kind of personality?
(a) A Clinician
(b) A Romantic
(c) Neither
(d) Both

7. Which part of the main character's body does he/she refer to as "lumps of dough?"
(a) Hands
(b) Buttocks
(c) Feet
(d) Breasts

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

9. In what place does Jimmie recover a part of himself?
(a) School
(b) Home
(c) Chapel
(d) Work

10. Sacks' book is different from a college textbook in that it:
(a) Has a more rushed style
(b) Has a slower pace
(c) Has a friendlier style
(d) Has a more scientific style

11. What is the main character's name in this chapter?
(a) Mr. P
(b) Emily G.
(c) Witty Ticcy Ray
(d) Christina

12. Why would the disorder described in the chapter be a bad thing?
(a) The brain does process information properly when patients feel their phantom limbs.
(b) Patients are disturbed by their false sensations.
(c) Patients do not recover from losing a limb.
(d) Patients get angry when they rediscover they do not have limbs.

13. How does the main character's emotions change when he wakes up from his nap?
(a) Calm and even tempered
(b) Fearful and uneasy
(c) Agitated and angry
(d) Upbeat and joyful

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How old is the character in this chapter?

3. Which capacity of the main character is enhanced by his/her disability?

4. After Dr. Sacks and Mr. P part ways, how much longer does Mr. P teach music?

5. How long does Sacks cover the patient's condition without seeing recovery?

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