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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Sacks says taht for a long time which part of the brain was thought to be less complex?
(a) Parietal Lobe
(b) The right hemisphere
(c) Frontal Lobe
(d) The left hemisphere

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

4. What surgery is the main character admitted into the hospital to have?
(a) Kidney transplant
(b) Back surgery
(c) Appendectomy
(d) Gallbladder surgery

5. 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 Syndrome
(b) Illusory Limb Disease
(c) Phantom Limb Disease
(d) Illusory Limb Syndrome

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

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

8. Sacks finds his patients:
(a) Horrible
(b) Intriguing
(c) Evil
(d) Boring

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

10. Dr. P is a teacher of what?
(a) Music
(b) Literature
(c) Philosophy
(d) Art

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

12. Sacks is different from a fiction writer because:
(a) He is more scientific and philosophical than most.
(b) He is not a trained writer.
(c) He is a bad writer.
(d) He has less education than most fiction writers.

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

14. How does the main character seem when Sacks meets him?
(a) Upbeat and joyful
(b) Calm and even tempered
(c) Agitaged and concerned
(d) Fearful and uneasy

15. If Sacks called his chapters 'studies' what would that mean about his attitude?
(a) He is detached from his patients.
(b) He despises his patients.
(c) He is professional.
(d) He likes his patients.

Short Answer Questions

1. What branch of the armed services was Jimmie G. in?

2. What year does Sacks think Jimmie G's memory should have stopped?

3. Who is the main character of this chapter?

4. What is the technical term of Jimmie G.'s disorder?

5. Patients with the main character's disorder have trouble with what?

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