Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. After Dr. Sacks and Mr. P part ways, how much longer does Mr. P teach music?
2. For Sacks it is important to treat his patients with:
3. How many cases are covered in this chapter?
4. How is the main character treated?
5. What word does Dr. Sacks use to describe the way the main character feels?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is Mr. P able to recognize objects?
2. How does Sacks react to Mrs. B's view about her own condition?
3. What is the overall theme of the book?
4. What is strange about the period that Jimmie is stuck in from Dr. Sacks' perspective?
5. What is Natasha K's affliction? What is its cause? How does it affect her? Does she like it or dislike it?
6. What is Mr. MacGregor's disorder? How does he discover it?
7. Where is the main character housed after the trial? How does he come to recall the crime he committed?
8. What is Mrs. B's condition? How does it affect her? Is she bothered by it?
9. What is Witty Ticcy Ray's disorder? How does it hurt him? How does it benefit him?
10. What are the main character's experiences due to her affliction about? How does she react to them?
Essay Topic 1
Explain Witty Ticcy Ray's condition and his ultimate choice to take his medication during the week and go off of them on the weekends. Is this a wise decision or not? Spell out your answer in detail. Make sure to give arguments for your position.
Essay Topic 2
Madeline's family seems to have prevented her from coming to believe that she could use her hands. How could a family make such an error? Do you think it was deliberate on their part? If it was deliberate, why would they do it? If it wasn't deliberate, why did they make such a mistake? Try to analyze potential family dynamics that could lead to Madeline's false belief about her hands.
Essay Topic 3
In Chapter Two, Sacks wonders whether Jimmie G. has a soul because he has no ability to lay down new memories. Is Sacks right to worry? What is it to have a soul and how it is connected to our memories? If we lose the ability to lay down our memories, do we lose our souls?
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