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Multiple Choice Questions

1. The chapter covers a disorder where people who have lost limbs believe and feel that they are still there. What is this disorder called?
(a) Phantom Limb Disease
(b) Phantom Limb Syndrome
(c) Illusory Limb Syndrome
(d) Illusory Limb Disease

2. What was the main character's old line of work that helped in compensating for the main character's disorder?
(a) Carpentry
(b) Pottery
(c) Farming
(d) Aviation

3. Who is the main character of this chapter?
(a) Christina
(b) Mr. P
(c) Mrs. S
(d) Mr. MacGregor

4. 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.

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

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

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

8. The main character of this chapter has which disorder?
(a) Phantom Limb Syndrome
(b) Agnosia
(c) Tourette's Syndrome
(d) Blindsight

9. The main character's disorder involves a breakdown of cooperation between which three body systems?
(a) Hearing, proprioception, and vision
(b) Vision, balance organs, and proprioception
(c) Hearing, balance organs, and proprioception
(d) Hearing, balance organs, and vision

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

11. How do the main character's nurses help him/her fix his/her disability?
(a) Putting a food tray out of reach.
(b) Putting medicine in the patient's IV.
(c) Giving the patient electroshock therapy.
(d) Recommending surgery.

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

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

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

15. What is the main character's affliction?
(a) The patient has lost a limb but is unaware of it.
(b) The patient is stuck in 1955 in his mind but is unaware of it.
(c) The patient tilts to one side when walking but is unaware of it.
(d) The patient is paralyzed from the waist down but is unaware of it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mr. P do to keep himself oriented?

2. What is the consequence scientists pay when they ignore the a patient's high cognitive function?

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

4. Who is the main character of the chapter?

5. What additional form of memory can people with Jimmie G.'s disorder lose?

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