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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens when the main character attempts to remove one of his body parts?
(a) He bleeds profusely.
(b) He throws himself onto the floor.
(c) He howls with pain.
(d) He breaks his leg.

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

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

4. 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) Postgrade Amensia
(d) Long-term Amnesia

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

6. Sacks finds his patients:
(a) Horrible
(b) Evil
(c) Boring
(d) Intriguing

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

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

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

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

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

12. The main character has a high level of intelligence, allowing him/her to accomplish what despite his/her disability?
(a) Get a PhD
(b) Get Married
(c) Go to College and Get Married
(d) Go to College

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

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

15. What aspect of his patients is Sacks concerned to communicate to his reader?
(a) Their diagnosis
(b) Their treatment
(c) Their neurological defect
(d) Their representation of self

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. How does the 'what science leaves out' theme play out in this chapter?

4. In what place does Jimmie recover a part of himself?

5. What is the main character's name in this chapter?

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