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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. How does the patient respond to Sacks?
(a) He argues with Sacks but eventually agrees with him.
(b) He recognizes that Sacks is right.
(c) He believes Sacks hesitantly.
(d) He does not believe Sacks.

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

4. In what place does Jimmie recover a part of himself?
(a) School
(b) Chapel
(c) Work
(d) Home

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

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

7. What is the main character's name in this chapter?
(a) Christina
(b) Emily G.
(c) Witty Ticcy Ray
(d) Mr. P

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

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

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

11. 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 remove his face.
(c) He can't figure out how to detach his leg from his body.
(d) He can't figure out how to detach his arm from his body.

12. How many children does the main character have?
(a) One
(b) Two
(c) Three
(d) Four

13. How old is the character in this chapter?
(a) Late forties
(b) Sixties
(c) Late twenties
(d) Early thirties

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. What word does Dr. Sacks use to describe the way the main character feels?

4. What is Dr. Sacks' treatment of the main character?

5. The main character's symptoms are:

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