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. Dr. P cannot recognize what?

2. What does Sacks call his chapters?

3. For Sacks it is important to treat his patients with:

4. What is the first man worried about?

5. What happens when the main character attempts to remove one of his body parts?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the main character handle her grandmother's death? What activities does she start in? Which does she end up in?

2. What is proprioception? What does losing it prevent you from doing?

3. 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?

4. How do observes view the main character, given his inability to recognize that his leg hasn't been replaced?

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

6. What is the twins' unique ability? In what venues do they use it? Does it give them intelligence in other areas?

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

8. 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?

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

10. What is strange about the period that Jimmie is stuck in from Dr. Sacks' perspective?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Please outline in detail the costs and benefits of phantom limb syndrome to an amputee. You must list at least two costs of the disorder and at least one benefit. Please research a case study and illustrate your points with the study.

Essay Topic 2

To what extent are patients like those described in this book 'normal?' Is it that they can't function in society? Or can they, with a little help? How would you try to integrate these patients into society? Or would you refuse to try? Please pick two patients you think could be easily integrated into society and one patient that presents difficulties. Explain how you would integrate the first two patients and why the third would present difficulties.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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