The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Other Clinical Tales Test | 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. Why would the disorder described in the chapter be a bad thing?

2. What does Sacks call his chapters?

3. After Dr. Sacks and Mr. P part ways, how much longer does Mr. P teach music?

4. What is the first man worried about?

5. Sacks sees himself as having what kind of personality?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Christina cope with her condition?

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

3. What is Natasha K's affliction? What is its cause? How does it affect her? Does she like it or dislike it?

4. What is the cause of the main character's affliction? When is it first treated? When does it return?

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

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

7. To what extent can William escape his affliction? Which activities allow him to escape it?

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

9. Who is the main character in this chapter? What is his affliction? What does he maintain despite his affliction?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write a paper concerning how unusual mental conditions can lead to works of creativity. Mr. MacGregor's tilt led him to help Dr. Sacks create a pair of glasses with a pendulum that could help him and those like him navigate their world. Jose is able to paint beautiful art. Select a case from outside of the book. Using a famous person is fine. Make sure to illustrate the connection between a mental disorder and a creative accomplishment.

Essay Topic 2

Write a research paper on Mr. P's disorder. Explain the neurological causes and subsequent effects of the disease. Discuss at least one case study and assess the prospects for recovery.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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