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

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

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

4. 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) 33%
(c) 10%
(d) 50%

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How many cases are covered in this chapter?

2. To what extent is Jimmie G's intelligence impaired?

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

4. The chapter covers a disorder where people who have lost limbs believe and feel that they are still there. What is this disorder called?

5. What is the name of the main character mentioned in the postscript?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is the connection between Christina's dream and her ailment?

3. When the main character loses his affliction? What has he lost? What does he think he has lost?

4. What is strange about the period that Jimmie is stuck in from Dr. Sacks' perspective?

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

6. What is the change in the main character's demeanor in the chapter and why?

7. What is the overall theme of the book?

8. What is William's affliction? How does it affect him with Dr. Sacks?

9. How does Dr. Sacks approach the main character?

10. What is the cause of Christina's condition? Do scientists think it is a plausible cause?

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