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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How is the main character affected by Reagan's speech?
(a) She hates it
(b) She hears inconsistencies in it that others cannot
(c) She cannot understand it at all
(d) She is totally enamored with it

3. What is the first man worried about?
(a) Poking his eye out.
(b) Tripping over his foot.
(c) Cutting his leg.
(d) Breaking his finger.

4. 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.

5. Why doesn't the introduction of a video system work?
(a) The patient is disturbed that he/she can only perceive half of his/her body
(b) The patient does not like to be reminded of his/her disability
(c) The patient is upset by his/her unkempt appearance
(d) The patient can't work the video system

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

7. What does Sacks call his chapters?
(a) Chapters
(b) Sections
(c) Studies
(d) Stories

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

9. What is a visual phantom?
(a) When a patient has hallucinations of past events.
(b) When a patient has a persistent hallucination of a person or other being accompanying or harassing him/her.
(c) When a patient's perception is confused and they cannot navigate well.
(d) When a patient sees shapes and colors that are not there.

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

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

12. What time period is Jimmie stuck in?
(a) 1955
(b) 1975
(c) 1945
(d) 1965

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

14. What year does Sacks think Jimmie G's memory should have stopped?
(a) 1945
(b) 1955
(c) 1975
(d) 1965

15. The main character has a dream that foreshadows her condition? What is the dream about?
(a) Losing the ability to stand or feel objects
(b) Losing the ability to see or hear
(c) Losing the ability to taste or smell
(d) Losing the ability to remember recent and distant events

Short Answer Questions

1. What is his problem with body?

2. What is the main character's most frustrating disability?

3. What part of the main character's body does he have a problem with?

4. How is the main character treated?

5. Dr. P possesses which personal qualities.

(see the answer keys)

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