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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does the main character feel about his/her body?
(a) That it is detached from him/her.
(b) That it has a mind of its own.
(c) That it is deteriorating.
(d) That it will spontaneously combust.

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

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

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

5. Why is the main character confused?
(a) He can't figure out how to remove his hands.
(b) He can't figure out how to detach his leg from his body.
(c) He can't figure out how to detach his arm from his body.
(d) He can't figure out how to remove his face.

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

7. Who is the main character of the chapter?
(a) Christina
(b) Jimmie G.
(c) Mr. P.
(d) Madeline J.

8. The main character cannot perceive:
(a) Objects with color
(b) Objects on her right
(c) Objects that are square
(d) Objects on her left

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

10. How does the main character seem when Sacks meets him?
(a) Agitaged and concerned
(b) Calm and even tempered
(c) Fearful and uneasy
(d) Upbeat and joyful

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

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

13. Dr. P possesses which personal qualities.
(a) He is upbeat and intelligent.
(b) He is cold and indifferent.
(c) He is utterly detached from the world.
(d) He is angry but intelligent.

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

15. What feature of humans does Sacks wonder if Jimmie lacks?
(a) Smell
(b) Hearing
(c) Soul
(d) Long-term Memory

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. To what extent is Jimmie G's intelligence impaired?

4. Why would the disorder described in the chapter be a bad thing?

5. Where does Sacks work at the time of this chapter?

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