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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's name is
(a) Mr. P
(b) Christina
(c) Emily G.
(d) Witty Ticcy Ray

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

3. What is the name of the main character mentioned in the postscript?
(a) Jimmie G.
(b) Witty Ticcy Ray
(c) Mr. P
(d) Miguel

4. The main character cannot perceive:
(a) Objects that are square
(b) Objects on her right
(c) Objects on her left
(d) Objects with color

5. What does the main character do with this body part?
(a) Asks someone to amputate it
(b) Tries to cut it off
(c) Beats it until it is bruised
(d) Throws it out of bed

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the main character of the chapter?

2. Sacks is a:

3. Sacks' book is different from a college textbook in that it:

4. The main character in this chapter has which affliction?

5. What does Sacks compare his tales to?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Mrs. S condition? What is its cause? What are some of her symptoms?

3. What is the main character's response to her treatment? How does she react?

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

5. Why does A. R. Luria advise Sacks to present case histories as stories? What aspect of his stories does Sacks focus on as a result?

6. How does Sacks see the relationship between memory and life? How does Sacks see the connection in Jimmie G.?

7. Sacks claims that he is trying to mix two different parts of his personality. Which two parts are these and how does he attempt to mix them?

8. To what degree does Sachs see himself as a novelist? And to what degree does he see himself as a scientist?

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

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

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