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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 word does Dr. Sacks use to describe the way the main character feels?
(a) Dispeptic
(b) Disembodied
(c) Depressed
(d) Disoriented

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

3. Why might the disorder mentioned in the chapter be a good thing?
(a) It helps patients to live longer.
(b) It makes patients happy through the illusion of having the lost limb.
(c) It produces a sense of euphoria by releasing chemicals in the brain.
(d) It helps patients integrate with artificial limbs.

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

5. Which of Sacks' questions in the main character unable to answer?
(a) Where his proper leg is
(b) Where his proper hands are
(c) Where his proper face is
(d) Where his proper arm is

Short Answer Questions

1. The main character's symptoms are:

2. How does the main character seem when Sacks meets him?

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

4. The main character cannot perceive:

5. Who is the main character of this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the overall theme of the book?

2. What disorder to Jimmie have? What is it called? What does it involve? Can patients with this disorder make progress?

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

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

5. Explain the impact of hearing Reagan's speech on the main character. What does he/she notice that others do not? What does she miss?

6. What is Sacks's attitude towards his patients?

7. Why does Sacks think that phantom limb syndrome might be importantly beneficial to a patient who has lost a limb?

8. How does Sacks see the theme of 'what science leaves out' play into the chapter? What does he thinks this leaves out?

9. What is Witty Ticcy Ray's treatment? Why doesn't he like it at first? How does he cope with it?

10. Who is the main character in this chapter? What is her affliction? How does she handle relationships with others?

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