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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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.

3. What does Sacks call his chapters?
(a) Studies
(b) Stories
(c) Chapters
(d) Sections

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

5. To what extent is Jimmie G's intelligence impaired?
(a) Moderately
(b) Severly
(c) Not at all
(d) Slightly

Short Answer Questions

1. Dr. P cannot recognize what?

2. What happens when the main character attempts to remove one of his body parts?

3. Who is the main character in this chapter?

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

5. How long does Sacks cover the patient's condition without seeing recovery?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does it matter to Sacks that he tell stories about his patients rather than giving sterile case studies?

2. What is the main character's affliction? How it is treated?

3. What does the main character believe is wrong?

4. How is Madeline's problem fixed? What was the cause of her disorder in the first place?

5. How does Mr. MacGregor work to compensate for his disorder?

6. What is Mrs. B's condition? How does it affect her? Is she bothered by it?

7. What is the source of the twins' ability? How can they lose their ability?

8. To what extent can William escape his affliction? Which activities allow him to escape it?

9. How is Mr. P able to recognize objects?

10. What is Mr. P's affliction? How does it affect his life?

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