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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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 can't work the video system
(c) The patient is upset by his/her unkempt appearance
(d) The patient does not like to be reminded of his/her disability

2. Sacks' book is different from a college textbook in that it:
(a) Has a slower pace
(b) Has a friendlier style
(c) Has a more scientific style
(d) Has a more rushed style

3. 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

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

5. How does Dr. Sacks respond to the main character?
(a) Informs him that his arm is his own.
(b) Informs him that his face is his own.
(c) Informs him that his leg is his own.
(d) Informs him that his hands are his own.

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. What percentage of individuals in the old folks home where the main character lives end up using his/her solution to his/her disorder?
(a) 20%
(b) 10%
(c) 50%
(d) 33%

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

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

15. What is his problem with body?
(a) He believes that his arm is someone else's.
(b) He believes that his hands are someone else's.
(c) He believes that his leg is someone else's.
(d) He believes that his face is someone else's.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the main character of this chapter?

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

3. The main character's symptoms are:

4. The main character has which problem?

5. After Dr. Sacks and Mr. P part ways, how much longer does Mr. P teach music?

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