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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 Sacks compare his tales to?
(a) 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea
(b) Arabian Nights
(c) Lawrence of Arabia
(d) The Bible

2. In what place does Jimmie recover a part of himself?
(a) School
(b) Chapel
(c) Home
(d) Work

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

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

5. What is Dr. Sacks' treatment of the main character?
(a) Lamictal
(b) Klozipan
(c) Haldol
(d) Zoloft

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Dr. Sacks respond to the main character?

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

3. How do the main character's nurses help him/her fix his/her disability?

4. What is the consequence scientists pay when they ignore the a patient's high cognitive function?

5. Who is the main character of this chapter?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the main character's disorder? How does it compare to Witty Ticcy Ray's? How does she handle it on the street?

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

3. Who is the main character in this chapter? What is his affliction? How does it affect him?

4. What are Madeline J.'s afflictions? Which one is most frustrating to her and why?

5. What is the main character's disorder? Which capacity does it diminish? Which capacity does it enhance?

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

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

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

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

10. How does Sacks answer the following questions? Is there a place in society for people like Jose? Does Jose have a functional role in society? Or is he too disabled to function?

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