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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Where does Sacks work at the time of this chapter?
(a) National Institutes of Mental Health
(b) Home for the Aged
(c) Therapist's Office
(d) Neuroscience Clinic

3. What does Mr. P do to keep himself oriented?
(a) Memorizes routines
(b) Follows his wife's instructions
(c) Asks for help
(d) Sings to himself

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

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

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

7. Sacks' patients are typically:
(a) Mentally impaired
(b) Normal
(c) Mentally handicapped
(d) Geniuses

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

9. If Sacks called his chapters 'studies' what would that mean about his attitude?
(a) He likes his patients.
(b) He is professional.
(c) He despises his patients.
(d) He is detached from his patients.

10. What word does Dr. Sacks use to describe the way the main character feels?
(a) Disembodied
(b) Depressed
(c) Dispeptic
(d) Disoriented

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

12. What branch of the armed services was Jimmie G. in?
(a) The Air Force
(b) The Marines
(c) The Navy
(d) The Army

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

14. How old is the main character?
(a) Eighty-Three
(b) Seventy-Three
(c) Ninety
(d) Ninety-Three

15. How long does Sacks cover the patient's condition without seeing recovery?
(a) One year
(b) Eight years
(c) Ten years
(d) Twenty years

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the technical term of Jimmie G.'s disorder?

2. The main character cannot perceive:

3. Who is the neuroscientist Sacks receives advice from in Chapter 1?

4. Dr. P possesses which personal qualities.

5. What is the main character's affliction?

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