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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) 33%
(b) 10%
(c) 20%
(d) 50%

2. The main character has a dream that foreshadows her condition? What is the dream about?
(a) Losing the ability to stand or feel objects
(b) Losing the ability to remember recent and distant events
(c) Losing the ability to taste or smell
(d) Losing the ability to see or hear

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

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

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

6. What is a visual phantom?
(a) When a patient has hallucinations of past events.
(b) When a patient has a persistent hallucination of a person or other being accompanying or harassing him/her.
(c) When a patient sees shapes and colors that are not there.
(d) When a patient's perception is confused and they cannot navigate well.

7. How does the main character feel about his/her body?
(a) That it is deteriorating.
(b) That it is detached from him/her.
(c) That it will spontaneously combust.
(d) That it has a mind of its own.

8. How does the remedy work?
(a) It helps him/her go the bathroom properly
(b) It increases the amount of food he/she eats
(c) It helps him/her with personal hygiene
(d) It helps him/her to be independent

9. What branch of the armed services was Jimmie G. in?
(a) The Marines
(b) The Air Force
(c) The Navy
(d) The Army

10. Why is the main character confused?
(a) He can't figure out how to detach his arm from his body.
(b) He can't figure out how to detach his leg from his body.
(c) He can't figure out how to remove his hands.
(d) He can't figure out how to remove his face.

11. Sacks' patients are typically:
(a) Geniuses
(b) Mentally handicapped
(c) Normal
(d) Mentally impaired

12. What is proprioception?
(a) The sense of taste.
(b) The sense of smell.
(c) The sense that monitors the heartbeat.
(d) The sense that monitors physical movement.

13. 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) The left hemisphere
(d) Frontal Lobe

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

15. How is the main character treated?
(a) He/She is given a wheelchair so he/she can turn left
(b) He/She is given a wheelchair to give him/her a sense of independence
(c) He/She is given a wheel chair so he/she can turn right
(d) He/She is given a wheelchair so he/she can go to the bathroom on his/her own

Short Answer Questions

1. The main character suffers a stroke and this affects which side of his/her brain?

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

3. Who is the main character of this chapter?

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

5. What is the main character's most frustrating disability?

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