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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. The main character's name is
(a) Witty Ticcy Ray
(b) Emily G.
(c) Mr. P
(d) Christina

3. What does the main character do with this body part?
(a) Asks someone to amputate it
(b) Tries to cut it off
(c) Throws it out of bed
(d) Beats it until it is bruised

4. 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 helps patients to live longer.
(c) It makes patients happy through the illusion of having the lost limb.
(d) It helps patients integrate with artificial limbs.

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

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

7. The character's condition is caused by polyneuritis, which is:
(a) Damaging of the pain centers of the spinal and cranial nerves
(b) Damaging of the sensory roots of the nerves attached to skin
(c) Damaging of the sensory roots of the spinal and cranial nerves
(d) Damaging of the pain centers of the nerves attached to skin

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

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

10. Patients with the main character's disorder have trouble with what?
(a) Comprehending Words
(b) Grasping Pitches
(c) Seeing Colors
(d) Feeling Their Legs

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

12. What is the cause of the main character's inability to use one of her body parts?
(a) Blindness
(b) A Virus
(c) There is no cause; it is an illusion.
(d) Cerebral Palsy

13. What is the technical term of Jimmie G.'s disorder?
(a) Prosopagnosia
(b) Amnesia
(c) Retrograde Amnesia
(d) Agnosia

14. After Dr. Sacks and Mr. P part ways, how much longer does Mr. P teach music?
(a) The rest of his life
(b) 10 years
(c) 1 year
(d) 5 years

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is the character in this chapter?

2. The main character in this chapter has which affliction?

3. The main character has which of the following problems?

4. Sacks' patients are typically:

5. How many children does the main character have?

(see the answer keys)

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