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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. How does the main character's emotions change when he wakes up from his nap?
(a) Calm and even tempered
(b) Agitated and angry
(c) Fearful and uneasy
(d) Upbeat and joyful

2. How long does Sacks cover the patient's condition without seeing recovery?
(a) Ten years
(b) Eight years
(c) One year
(d) Twenty years

3. How old is the character in this chapter?
(a) Sixties
(b) Late forties
(c) Late twenties
(d) Early thirties

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

5. What is the main character's affliction?
(a) Neither Congenital Blindness nor Cerebral Palsy
(b) Congential Blindness and Cerebral Palsy
(c) Only Congenital Blindness
(d) Only Cerebral Palsy

Short Answer Questions

1. The main character cannot perceive:

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

3. How does the main character compensate for his/her disorder?

4. Dr. P cannot recognize what?

5. What is the main character's most frustrating disability?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Speculate as to why Sacks included Hildegard of Bingen in this book.

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

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

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. How is Mrs. S treated? What is a treatment that she despises?

9. How does Sacks react to Mrs. B's view about her own condition?

10. What is phantom limb syndrome? What are its disadvantages?

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